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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

arpiem Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:45 AM
A lot of voters need a colored ballot from campaign workers to figure out where they're supposed to put the 'X' and somebody thinks they can understand these slickly worded questions? Again, someone tells them where to place the 'X'.

SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.

On Nov. 6, for the first time ever, voters in three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington – redefined marriage by popular vote. In Minnesota, residents said no to a constitutional amendment enshrining the traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There is no denying the significance of these results: Previously the issue had gone to the ballot in 32 states, and in all 32 same-sex marriage was defeated....