Same sex marriage ballot initiative… November 6, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in US Politics.
…it’s easy to forget that the Presidential election isn’t the only contest for the US electorate. There are Congressional and Senate races – the Democrats look likely to retain control of the latter but even on a very good day they’re not believed to have a whisper of retaking the former, but here’s another important element. In four states same sex marriage is on the ballot. And this is important. Same sex marriage hasn’t been passed by an electorate yet in the US.
Other states where measures either to define marriage as between one man and one woman, such as in Minnesota, and Maryland and Washington where electorates must either approve or jettison state laws in favour of same-sex marriage are also in play.
Putting aside the imperative for such initiatives in and of their own right I think it is crucial for there to be a psychological victory in terms of voters supporting the measure. It is going to happen someday. No question about it. But better sooner than later.