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We are all thrilled about the Obama win, and gaining +2 in the Senate.

Let's not forget another HUGE win for Marriage Equality.  

Marriage equality went 4/4 last night.  For the first time ever, the population of a state voted for Marriage Equality.  And not just one:  Maine, Maryland, and Washington State all approved Marriage Equality Measures.  Minnesota defeated a "1 man 1 woman" amendment to the state Constitution.

Speaking as a gay man, I'm not sure I can state how much this means to me.  Nor can we underestimate how much effect this will have on the nation.  NOM's meme that "no state has ever voted for marriage equality" is down the toilet.  

And even more important:  I personally believe that this is an issue just became ripe for the Supreme Court to take.  The tide has turned, and just like the SCOTUS waited for the tide to turn until taking Loving v. Virginia, this win gives a very clear message that we as a nation are indeed ready for Marriage  Equality.  

Looking back at the Obama Presidency, I don't think we can give enough credit to him for two specific things: The first, holding on for repeal of DADT with an opposing house.  The second, coming out to the bully pulpit and stating that he supported Marriage Equality.   These two acts by the President deserve credit; they made a huge impact, and indeed that single statement may have won us Maryland.  

So here's to good news for Marriage Equality.  I'm sure that others will come in with a beautifully written diary later, but I want to share my happiness and joy right now.  It's coming, and it's coming  faster than any on the Right think.

Originally posted to lostboyjim on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 11:09 AM PST.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women, Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, Angry Gays, and Invisible People.

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