Sending out a huge thank-you and congrats to the US voters of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington! (see the voting results)
“When the history books are written, 2012 will be remembered as the year when LGBT Americans won decisively at the ballot box.” –Chad Griffin, head of Human Rights Campaign
Although I’m celebrating this wonderful news today, I know we still have a ways to go. Even with this win, any legal same-sex marriages are not yet equal.
“Yesterday, same-sex couples won respect and dignity, along with rights at the state level. And we finally won marriage at the ballot after losing all these years. But now they’re one of tens of thousands of legally married same-sex couples who are denied 1,138 federal rights and benefits because of DOMA. They also lose recognition when they cross from their state into any state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry, or recognize those marriages.” –in an email from Rick Jacobs (Chair and Founder, Courage Campaign)
I’m keeping the hope going that the next four years will bring even more positive change.