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Maine and Maryland Say ‘We Do’

posted on November 8, 2012

For The New York Times, Frank Bruni writes about the significance of Tuesday’s election for gay rights. According to Bruni, the passing of proposals for same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Wisconsin, and Washington, marks a clear shift in public stance and acceptance. Bruni writes, “In the wake of what happened in Maine, Maryland and Wisconsin, there really is no turning back, and that’s because with the exception of a band of religious extremists and theocrats who read their ancient texts selectively and apply them inconsistently, displaying nothing that I can recognize as the true Judeo-Christian spirit, most Americans are coming to realize that to claim acceptance of gays and lesbians as equals and then deny them state-recognized marriage is a contradictory, untenable position.” 

Read at The New York Times