Marriage Equality Wins Big: Headed Toward A Four-State Clean Sweep
buzzfeed.com — It was a historic night for supporters of marriage equality, where advocates are headed for success in four of four ballot measures. Marriage equality was approved by Maine and Maryland voters on Tuesday — the first and second states in the country to do so — the Portland Press-Herald and NBC, respectively, reported Tuesday night. Minnesota voters followed in a similar path, with the Associated Press reporting early Wednesday that the state rejected a constitutional ban on same-sex couples marrying there. A final vote on a referendum in Washington was headed toward approval with more than half of the ballots counted, and the campaign for the referendum's approval claiming victory on Wednesday afternoon. The vote in Maine came just three years after voters there rejected a referendum on marriage equality.