After a long and hard battle, massive fundraising and support from famous faces including Susan Sarandon, Josh Charles, Hilary Rhoda and Sandra Bernhard, Maryland became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through a ballot initiative. Things are looking up at long, long last people.
Politico is now reporting that, with 84% of the vote in, the ballot initiative that would allow same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license in Maryland will pass.
Much credit must go to Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the group that worked tirelessly to get out the word on this ballot initiative, and Maryland governor Martin O’Malley who was a very vocal supporter of making same-sex marriage legal in the state.
Now we wait on Maine, Washington and Minnesota.