News: Barack Is Back!
Obama has been re-elected for another 4 years! I’m happy for all my fellow Americans! Now he will have the time he needs to do more than just fix the things left over from the Bush administration!
More amazing news for the gay community:
- Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex unions by popular vote, they will become the seventh and eighth states to allow same-sex couples to marry.
- Washington state also voted on a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, though final results are not expected until later today at the soonest.
- Minnesota became the first state to reject a constitutional gay marriage ban. Similar measures were approved in 30 other states, most recently in North Carolina in May.
- Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay person to be elected in the US senate!
The changes in same-sex marriage laws at the state level will provide additional pressure to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon consider whether to take up cases challenging the law that denies the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
These victories reflect the many national polls that, for the first time, show a majority of Americans supporting same-sex marriage.
Maine should begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in mid-December, according to same-sex marriage supporters at Freedom to Marry.
That is awesome ! Choose your ring !
Sooooooooooo proud of you America!!!!!
But… we cannot afford to sit idle, the fight for marriage equality is no where near over as 38 states have passed bans on marriages between people of the same gender, mostly by amending their constitutions to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.