If all goes well in this next election, it may come to pass that voters in 3 states will become the first in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box. In Washington, a SurveyUSA poll for King-TV showed that more than half of the respondents support the marriage equality law passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire on February 13, 2012.
Voters in Maine have shown overwhelming support to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Some 57 percent of voters are in favor while only 36 percent are against, according to a poll by Critical Insights.
In Maryland, where the legislature voted earlier this year to legalize same-sex marriage (a law that was signed by the governor), is under attack at the polls this November. A poll by WTOP/Beltway shows that 6 in 10 Maryland voters support same-sex marriage.
If you reside in any of those states, be sure to vote! More than that, do your part to educate your colleagues, neighbors and friends on the issue of marriage equality.
If you reside in Minnesota, you had better work hard to educate everyone around you … there is a measure on the ballot to add a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage! Yikes! Don’t let that happen, folks.
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