Marriage equality is a big deal right now. In the past few years, states have voted for (and against) same-sex marriage, our president has changed his views on the issue while in office, our Catholic VP openly supports marriage equality (showing that you can have your religion and still be accepting of the beliefs of others), CA Prop 8 is going to the Supreme Court SOON, and three states JUST legalized marriage equality.
For the past couple of years, people in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, and Washington have been working tirelessly for equa
having one-on-one conversations,
holding their own fund-raisers,
...and basically teaching people what equality is all about.
Families in Maryland,
and Washington all advocated for their gay friends and family.
Catholics in Maryland,
Lutherans in Washington,
And preachers joined the fight
The moms in Montgomery County, Maryland,
the unions in Baltimore,
the canvassers in Sanford, Maine,
and this guy in Minnesota all made a difference.
Then Election Day happened.
And everything passed.
People in Maine,
Then everyone celebrated.
Mainers Lauren Snead and her partner embraced in Portland, Maine.
Marylanders Keesha Patterson and Rowan Ha got engaged.
Some people partied...
...while others looked on amazement.
In Seattle, hands were raised,
bubbly was popped,
and kisses shared.
Rick Sturgiol and his partner of 34 years cheered...
...while other people dressed up as gay bacon.
And of course, the Castro in San Francisco went wild.
Oh, yeah, Wynn finally got to wear his lobster shirt too. Everyone wins.