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You know, I don’t mean to gloat – ah, who am I kidding. Let’s fucking gloat. After 32 straight ballot box losses – yes, thirty fucking two – in one night it all changed. People say change doesn’t happen overnight, and of course that’s true. But it was stunning to see all the hard work, long hours and unwavering dedication pay off finally. Marriage equality won in all four ballot measures across the country. Voters approved same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington. And voters repudiated a ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota. That is a Joe Biden-style Big Fucking Deal. Sure, it’s not legal in every state yet. Sure, it’s not legal federally yet. Sure, it’s not something people should be voting on in the first place. But the march of progress will not be denied. It will happen. Let no bigots put our rights asunder. And you just know the weddings are going to be so damn fabulous. But the equality will be even better.
Mazel tov, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. It starts with four, it ends with love.