Thirty-three times marriage equality has been on state ballots and we have won three times.
Tonight. In Maryland, my home. And in Maine. And in Washington State.
This is a watershed moment in American political and cultural history.
Legislatures and courts have legalized marriage equality in six states and in the District. Maryland, Maine, and Washington State are the first states to legalize same-sex marriage through a vote.
Polls here in Maryland turned on a dime in the week after President Obama endorsed equality; from nine points down, we went 22 up (and then, of course, the numbers settled, but they settled on the right side of history). Presidencies can be uniquely powerful tools for Justice and Justice won this evening, 52% - 48%.
This is a terrific beginning.