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Due to some very aggressive campaigning (finally) and MN Vikings Straight ally Chris Kluwe ALL 4 ballot measures that appeared on ballots across the Unites States passed in our favor yesterday breaking a losing streak second only to that of the Cincinnati Bengals.

In the toughest ballot race last night Minnesota voters said “NO” to bigotry and gave a huge “FUCK YOU” to NOM, the Catholic Church, and  the Knights of Columbus, when the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage was surprisingly defeated.

Said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told hundreds of amendment opponents gathered at the RiverCentre in St. Paul late Tuesday night. “You understood compassion. This wound up being one of the most inspirational things that’s ever happened in Minnesota. Minnesota is going to be the state that’s going to show the country exactly what Minnesota values are all about.”

In Maryland where final tally is not yet in and the margin remains slim, many major LGBT rights organizations and news organizations  are claiming victory for gay marriage in Maryland. Where MD voters approved Question 6, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to receive a marriage license beginning in January.

In Maine the  Portland Press-Herald is calling  its gay marriage ballot question a win and Maine today became the first state to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples through a majority vote on a ballot measure. Maine is expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in mid-December.

And last but not least in Washington State, Seattle’s Capitol Hill turned into a street party Tuesday night as voters celebrated the state’s approval of gay marriage.  Governor Chris Gregoire signed to law in February of this year but a ballot question was submitted to public referendum by opponents where it was beaten last night.

THIS IS GAY HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Congratulations to all and a thank you to all who worked so hard on these ballot initiatives.

 

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  1. We have had an Amazing Year with respect to all of our LGBT Brothers and Sisters haven’t we!! :)
    And after an hour and a half in line waiting to cast my vote I ended up being the last person at our precint here in Ausin Texas to vote yesterday makng this only my second time voting ever. So with DADT finally repealed, being married to the sweet & loving man I fell in love with nine years ago, feeling that same way today that I did back when we first met….

    Giving my vote to President Barack Obama this second time around for four more years as President of The United States of America (Greatest Nation on Earth) was something very important to myself and so many LGBT happily married couple I know. I couldn’t help but get a little choked up emotionally right as I pressed down with my left index finger pressing the red button right there on the voting machine yesterday. As I took in a deep breathe before leaving that voter booth, I said a silent uplifting prayer for our entire LGBT community and President Obama to remain in Office at The white House as Commander-In-Chief. :)

    I left walking away yesterday with a strong premonition Obama was gonna win and same-sex marriage would win by peoples vote! Its liberating & Spiritually uplifting because yesterday..’We Did It!’ We Got it right this time America!! ;)
    America decided to Move Forward & We Re-Elected President Obama & The First Lady Michelle Obama…Amen. ;)

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