Maine, Maryland voters approve marriage equality

Maine and Maryland made history, becoming the first states in which voters legalized same-sex marriage. A bill allowing same-sex marriages in Maine passed in 2009, but opponents petitioned for a referendum on the issue and that year 53% of voters opposed it. In Maryland a referendum had sought to overturn a law approving same-sex marriage passed earlier this year by the Legislature.

Marriage equality is also legal in New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

[via wltx.com]