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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

tmurray Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:07 PM
Here are the facts: A handful of states and (mostly northern European) countries is not "many"; Biological objections don't play once you allow gay marriage; Marriage rates and out of wedlock births have skyrocketed in northern Europe where gay marriage has passed, even prompting a Dutch news outlet to headline the death of marriage in the Netherlands.

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....