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US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage

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  1. Fantastic news!

    Looks like it’s a terrible night for social conservatives across the US!

  2. Congratulations Maryland, i hope england evolves enough very soon to follow your lead.

  3. Great news, the Mary’s can marry in Maryland! Let’s all hope that Washington State and Minnesota follow suit.

    This certainly shows the bible bashing lot that their bigotry will not be tolerated!

    Go Team Gays!!!

  4. Bobbleobble 7 Nov 2012, 8:31am

    It’s also looking like Minnesota will not vote to change the constitution to outlaw gay marriage and currently in Washington the Yes vote is ahead but only half of the vote is in.

  5. Wow! So happy to hear this. I thought they were going to lose this battle, but I am tickled pink to be proven wrong. Happy, happy day for the United States.


  6. Great news.

    It is however completely disgusting that there was an election on this – it is beyond appalling that a minority’s civil rights can be subject to an election.

    Is there any possibility that the bigots will try to get another referendum on this?

    1. Is it NOT possible for you to be happy?

    2. dAVID.
      This is a historic moment, the first time in US history that gay rights have been passed by the will of the voters, as opposed to being pushed through by “activist” judges. And for the first time in such a long time, LGBT people have been recognized as members of society, just like everyone else.
      Just take a moment and celebrate this achievement.

      1. I am very happy that equality has been voted for.

        But this notion that a minority’s civil rights can be subject to a popular vote will ALWAYS be abhorrent and disgusting.

        I cannot foresee a situation in any of our lifetimes where GLBT people in the South will gain equal civil rights as a result of an election.

  7. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 7 Nov 2012, 9:29am

    Finally the FIRST southern state of the United States called Maryland voted to SUPPORT same sex marriage! The votes at the ballot was 51.2% or 379,321 voters wanted to keep the law!

    No updates on Minnesota and Washington State (not to be confused with Washington DC) as of yet!

    Watch this space…

  8. Excellent news! Well done, Maryland!

  9. The pope and christians must be messing their panties over this.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Nov 2012, 4:33pm

    Well done, Maryland, a heavily catholic state proving that not all catholics support their church’s ant-gay, anti-equal marriage position.

    Spain’s constitutional court just hours ago reaffirmed it’s equal marriage law putting and end to the conservatives’ from overturning it. Well done. Eat your heart out C4M, CI and all the hatemongers in the UK.

  11. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 9 Nov 2012, 8:19am

    Marylands law on same sex marriage becomes effective from 1 January 2013.

    Both Washington State and Maine laws on same sex marriage becomes effective on 6 December 2012.

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