Wednesday, November 07, 2012
[This post will be updated as items of interest make themselves known.]
...approve gay marriage. Maine, too. Washington, as well. Too close to call in Minnesota as of the early A.M.
[update]: It appears that Minnesota voters have rejected an amendment banning gay marriage. Not sure what that means legally.
In Florida, the amendment supporting use of public money to fund religious institutions was defeated.
The amendment protecting residents and employers against a requirement to buy health insurance was defeated.
The amendment that would put the federal ban on public funding of abortion into the state constitution was defeated.
Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay senator. She beat Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin.
Colorado voters have approved legalization of marijuana for its recreational purpose.
Congressman Allen West has apparently lost his congressional seat to a Democrat named Murphy. West has not conceded, and seems prepared to take it to court. He suspects skulduggery in the vote counting.
From Boston.com: "A Massachusetts ballot question that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill has been defeated by a narrow margin." The margin? 51-49.