Gay Marriage Gains

Last night was a good night for same-sex marriage, as pro-same-sex marriage initiatives passed in Maine, Maryland, and perhaps even Washington, and an anti-same-sex marriage fell in Minnesota. The passage of these initiatives is particularly significant because they occurred at the ballot box, rather than through the courts. In fact, this is the first time gay marriage has been approved by voters. For those of us who support gay marriage, but are also uncomfortable with seeing marriage redefined by judicial fiat, this is a very positive development.