Posted by MEC on November 10, 2012
In Minnesota, voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage, although a legal prohibition remains in place.
In Iowa, a state Supreme Court judge who ruled in favor of marriage equality was re-elected in spite of rightwing attacks on him; and Democrats retain control of the Iowa Senate, averting the Republican determination to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Wisconsin voters elected the first openly gay Senator. Her House seat was won by Mark Pocan, who is also gay.
In Troy, Michigan, Teabagger mayor Janice Daniels lost a recall election, in large part because national headlines about her homophobic pronouncements embarrassed the city and alarmed business leaders.
It’s not just homophobia that voters all over the country rejected.
Sexism lost. Republican candidates who asserted that rape isn’t really rape lost their elections. The U.S. Senate will have a record number of female members.
In New Hampshire, the governor and the entire Congressional delegation are all women.
Florida voters rejected an amendment that would have severely restricted abortion rights.
There are still many battles to be fought (and re-fought), but I’m feeling pretty good about the battles we won on November 6.
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