Marriage Equality Wins in Maryland


Marriage equality has won in Maryland, with the Question 6 ballot measure succeeding! With
92.7% Reporting 51.7% approved the measure and 48.3% opposed it.

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  1. Suck it C.I.N.O's! (Christians In Name Only)

    Posted by: Polyboy | Nov 7, 2012 12:28:32 AM

  2. IT's looking good that we might win all four states on marriage equality.

    That should really take the wind out of NOM"s sails. I'm sure the Catholic Church is shocked. And money will dry up for them as well. Brian, I hope you are looking for another job!

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 7, 2012 12:28:56 AM

  3. Holy $hit!!

    Posted by: ET | Nov 7, 2012 12:30:26 AM

  4. Just to clarify, a "win" in Minnesota won't make gay marraige legal it will just keep it from being banned by amendment to their state constitution.

    Posted by: e.c. | Nov 7, 2012 12:35:41 AM

  5. I have my fingers crossed. Things are looking good. Looks like the tide has turned and I am particularly pleased and will gloat if all those hateful christianists who have been trying to shove their religious beliefs down everyone's throats are defeated finally. I do think that the president's support for marriage equality, in addition to all the hard work on the part of LGBT people and our allies in all these states, has had an impact on this vote

    Posted by: john patrick | Nov 7, 2012 12:48:31 AM

  6. Think of all the money NOM wasted trying to block this ballot measure. Too bad they couldn't use all the money they spent against this for something that actually benefited society. Congrats ME and MD. I hope the other states go the same way. I wish I knew how to thank our straight friends statewide for this. Thank you to Maryland Equality, too. 2 down-48 to go.

    Posted by: jhm | Nov 7, 2012 12:54:03 AM

  7. More than 30% black voters!!!! Will you guys stop blaming them for Prop 8 now?

    Posted by: Quest | Nov 7, 2012 12:54:23 AM

  8. With decisive wins in Maine and Maryland, all three ways of approving marriage equality have now been achieved: judicial, legislative, and electoral.

    It now seems inconceivable that the Supreme Court would reject marriage equality. Justice Roberts will not want to be on the wrong side of history and face the prospect of being overturned by a future Court.

    This is a giant leap for marriage equality!

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Nov 7, 2012 1:22:15 AM

  9. Quest, a positive vote today does not change the historical reasons for a vote in the past.

    Posted by: ***** | Nov 7, 2012 1:30:28 AM

  10. "Historical Reasons?" You mean imbalanced exit polling who's sample method was publicly disproved long ago?

    Stop being messy.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Nov 7, 2012 1:37:07 AM

  11. This is probably the state tonight that has been most influenced by Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage. Without his endorsement it wouldn't have gotten over 50%. Tonight is in contrast to four years ago when there was aerial video of Castro Street in San Fanscisco as Prop 8 passed.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Nov 7, 2012 1:37:33 AM

  12. Hope Prop 8 is dead and buried at the end of the month!

    Posted by: Anthony | Nov 7, 2012 2:04:44 AM

  13. Where is JASON? Where is JAVIER? Where is RICK? They all said that we wouldn't win any or only would win Washington. Looks like we're going to win all four states. Jason, especially, I'm sure is so upset about the results. But, it's questionable whether he's even gay, so it's irrelevant.

    We've made INCREDIBLE progress in basically 3 years. Since 2010 things have completely moved in a direction where LGBT citizens are actually being affirmed and accepted as a normal, healthy and decent segment of American society. We definitely have a long way to go but, with these marriage results, Tammy Baldwin, Patrick Mahoney, several pro-equality straights being voted over anti-gay candidates. We all should take a day or two to sit down and reflect and really be thankful. And always remember to thank those who have gone out and fought for us and supported us along the way.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 7, 2012 2:14:36 AM

  14. I also have to say, I was extremely skeptical on Maryland. I just didn't think they could do it. I knew Maine and Washington would. But getting all four plus winning in Iowa, basically 5 wins for marriage equality. Unbelievable night.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 7, 2012 2:26:51 AM

  15. This is one of the happiest days of my life. God bless "The Free State" for living up to its nickname. And the defeat of Romney means gay rights will not be set back 50 years by a Mormon-packed Supreme Court.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Nov 7, 2012 2:32:14 AM

  16. It will just keep it from being banned by amendment to their state constitution.

    Posted by: Bo Schaefer | Nov 7, 2012 2:39:26 AM

  17. What a great night for gay rights! We may go 4 for 4 with the ballot measures. Obama wins! Baldwin wins! Another significant win for us was the Democrats holding the New Hampshire Governorship, guarantees marriage equality will remain in New Hampshire! Also seeing there may be a chance for the Democrats to recapture the Minnesota legislature giving us a chance to pass marriage equality if the amendment is defeated.

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 7, 2012 2:43:59 AM

  18. This is amazing news. It looks like we are going to win 4 out of 4. I donated money to all 4 campaigns, but I never really thought they would win. Maybe one or two but not all 4.

    Posted by: Howard | Nov 7, 2012 2:56:50 AM


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  21. Trolls in hiding, not many "lulz" for them today.

    Posted by: Nancy Horrigan | Nov 7, 2012 4:58:21 AM

  22. @quest I'm supposed to be happy about 30%? Black voters are the reason why this almost didn't pass. For a group that is over 85% Democratic, and for a minority group who has never had their rights put to a popular vote, it's disgusting that that only 30% of black voters in Maryland voted for the measure.

    Posted by: Kevin W | Nov 7, 2012 4:59:21 AM

  23. Proud to be a Marylander!

    Posted by: Matt | Nov 7, 2012 5:12:21 AM

  24. @kevin: Not 30% of black voters voted for marriage equality.....but 30% of black voters within the voting electorate of the state....In otehr words, if blacks had voted against, then marriage equality would have lost in the state...get over your bias.

    Posted by: Quest | Nov 7, 2012 5:55:52 AM

  25. The trend is definitely "a changing" :-). @Quest, KevinW is a "Bitter Party of One" -- looking for any reason to discount the AA vote in Maryland, which w/o (as you stated) would have lost. Or, he completely does not understand basic statistics. Either way, it's sad on such a wonderful celebratory day.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Nov 7, 2012 7:15:27 AM

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