Voters went 4 for 4 Tuesday on same-sex couples. Sadly, Virginia will not soon follow.
Students of U.S.history will mark Nov. 6, 2012, as the date Americans embraced the ideal that romantic love should be respected whether it is shared by opposite-sex or same-sex couples. Regrettably, it will be many years before Virginia turns that corner.
On Tuesday, voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington became the first ever to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. And Minnesota voters rejected placing a ban in their state constitution, finally quarantining the bigotry contagion that infected Virginia’s and 30 other states’ constitutions.