Maryland voters approved same sex marriages at the ballot box yesterday. Maine voters also approved gay marriage joining six other states and the District of Columbia. Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned gay marriage in that state.
Courts and legislatures had allowed gay and lesbian marriages in other states, but this is the first time, in more than 30 attempts, that citizens of a state have approved the law by popular vote.
Gay couples will be able to wed in Maryland beginning January 1.
For more details, listen to my discussion of same sex marriage on the Jim Bohanan radio show.