What do the marriage votes mean for you?

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

Four states put same-sex marriage in the hands of voters yesterday. And the results are in from three:

  • Mainers made history as the first state in which voters themselves (not lawmakers or the courts) legalized gay marriage.
  • Marylanders said they want the same-sex marriage law passed earlier this year to go into action.
  • Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

The vote to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington is still too close to call, but the “Yes”es appear to be ahead. Here’s the most updated state-by-state information about same-sex marriage votes.

What do the results of these votes mean to you? Do they change anything for you or someone you know? Practically? Emotionally? What will you do next?

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Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.