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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

KevNC Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:42 AM
You don't have to get a marriage license if you don't want to. Have a church ceremony and be recognized by God if that's all you require. Just don't expect any of the legal protections or benefits that come along with marriage if you don't file a marriage license.

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....