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Before yesterday, popular votes on Marriage Equality had always failed. Current states with Marriage Equality needed either the courts or legislators to intercede on behalf of a minority group.


In yesterday’s election, Maine and Maryland voted for Marriage Equality (and Washington state’s count seems to be leaning this way as well. In Minnesota, voters rejected a measure that would have banned same-sex marriage. (see CNN’s article)

Additionally…

Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay person (and first Wisconsin woman) elected to the U.S. Senate. (CNN)

Both candidates who made controversial public remarks about rape lost their elections. (via The Washington Post)

Peggy Fletcher Stack writes in The Salt Lake Tribune that “Overall, most observers say, the Romney candidacy was a net positive for his Utah-based faith.”

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss — but his religion still won

Jaweed Kaleem in The Huffington Post:

Religion Plays Role In 2012 Election As Voters Reelect Barack Obama President

Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor:

Election results raise questions about Christian right’s influence

Bishop Gene Robinson tweeted: @BishopGRobinson

So happy for women, #LGBT people, the uninsured, the 99%, the 47%, Medicare/Medicaid recips, Pell grantees, for ALL of us in America.

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Carole May
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Carole May

Just so that people know, in the state of Washington, everyone votes by mail. So it will take a few days to get all the ballots counted. We can either drop our ballots off at a local drop off box, or mail them in. If a person is mailing their ballot in, it must be postmarked by 11/6. Those that were mailed yesterday have to be delivered and counted. Here's hoping we win this one! We worked very hard out here for this.

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