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The Sweetness of Victory: Congratulations Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/12/12
Last updated on: 11/12/12
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Celebrants at an election night party on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

Congratulations to Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, the states that made history on November 6, 2012 by passing marriage equality measures. The videos below record the sweetness of victory.

Mainers voted to authorize same-sex marriage by approving Amendment One. In the video below, campaign manager Matt McTighe of Mainers United for Marriage Equality tells ecstatic supporters that the measure has been approved.

Marylanders approved Question 6, which ratified the marriage equality legislation that was passed earlier in the year.

In the video below, Governor Martin O'Malley addresses the jubilant crowd celebrating the victory.

Voters in Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage.

In the video below, just as campaign manager Richard Carlbom of Minnesotans United for All Families is telling supporters to go home and await the results later on Wednesday morning, he is interrupted with news that the amendment has been defeated.

Washington state approved Referendum 74, which ratified marriage equality legislation that had been passed by the legislature earlier in the year. On Seattle's Capitol Hill, supporters of Referendum 74 celebrate their anticipated victory, which was not officially called until Thursday.

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