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)
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.”
Jaweed Kaleem in The Huffington Post:
Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor:
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.