Election Results: Marriage Equality Wins!

Election Results: Marriage Equality Wins!


This election was a major milestone in the
fight for marriage equality, with four states voting on the freedom to marry. We’ll take
a look at the game-changing results, and what they mean for the next steps towards equality
for gay and lesbian couples. At the American Foundation for Equal Rights,
I’m Matt Baume, and welcome to a special post-election episode of Marriage News Watch. Here’s the final tally. We won in Maine
We won in Minnesota We won in Maryland
And we won in Washington This is an amazing victory. It’s the best
outcome we could possibly have hoped for. Until now, our opponents have kept pointing
out that they’ve won every popular vote on marriage. But not anymore. With sixteen national
surveys showing a majority of Americans support the freedom to marry, their winning streak
is at an end. So, what’s next? There’s still lots of work
to do. The next major news will come from the US Supreme Court. They’re meeting on November
20 to decide whether to take multiple challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. That news will be just as big — if not bigger
— than the election. Depending on how the court rules, we could be looking at marriage
resuming in California in less than a month. That’s right: in less than a month, Prop 8
could be gone for good, and the freedom to marry could be restored for the first time
since that brief window in the summer of 2008. You can be the first to know when that news
comes. Visit AFER.org and subscribe here on YouTube to get breaking news alerts. We’re going to see some major developments
in the fight for marriage over the next few weeks and months. This election is jut the
beginning. At the American Foundation for Equal Rights,
I’m Matt Baume. Thanks for watching.

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