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Posts tagged ‘LGBT’

How Gay Marriage Broke Through the Voting Booth Barrier

Marriage has evolved over thousands of years; it is about time.


On Election Day, voters in Maine, Maryland, and (in a tight vote where mail ballots continue to be processed) Washington made history when they voted to allow same-sex couples to marry.These ballot measures were the first state-wide votes approving same-sex marriage, which had been enacted previously only through legislative or judicial actions. Minnesotans also changed gay politics: they were the first to reject a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. (Half the states have approved such amendments, which have almost always passed with easy majorities.)

Over the past 15 years, Americans have become steadily more supportive of marriage rights for gay couples. According to Gallup, exactly half the country now supports legalizing gay marriage. But it took years for popular opinion to change, so gay-marriage advocates fought most of their battles in courts and, later, legislatures. (The first state to legalize gay marriage was Massachusetts, whose Supreme…

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Election Day is Finally Here: Vote

I am at work today, drinking my morning coffee, and unusually distracted by social media.  I vow, from this day forward, to take Election Day off of work.  Today is THE day many of us have been waiting for, the day millions of Americans go to the polls to cast ballots for representatives in government, including the President of The United States.

I voted early.  I am reading already of long lines and poll-watchers.  It is my hope that long wait times and bullies do not deter people from exercising their constitutional right to vote.  Focus on the future.  Our nation is recovering, albeit slow, but numbers do not lean left or right.

We cannot afford a government that is willing to legislate the rights of women to choose.  The government already tells me that I cannot marry the person I love.  I have been in a committed relationship for 11 years, through multiple celebrity and friends marriages and divorces.  President Obama has made huge and historical strides for LGBT equality and rights.

CONservatives by definition are against change.  We live in a world where everything around us is ever-changing.  We need to move forward, PROgress.