Will there be marriage equality in Maryland and New Jersey?
The battle for marriage equality is making great progress in America. In the state of Washington a law has been recently passed that guarantees to gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Of course, if a few percent of the population sign a petition for a referendum to overturn that right, that right might never come to pass.
Or, at least for a few more years. After all, it would have been very easy in 1967 Georgia or Alabama to get a few percent to sign a petition opposing interracial marriage. Of course a majority would than have voted against the rights of interracial couples to marry.
In Maryland and New Jersey, there are efforts underway to get marriage equality. In fact, in New Jersey, marriage equality legislation passed the state senate, but also the state assembly. It though was just vetoed by the Republican governor. In Maryland, legislative progress hasn't quite reached that level yet, unfortunately.
As time goes by we will see more and more states passing marriage equality. Republican Governor Christie of New Jersey has vetod this legislation, but in the end the forces of opposition to marriage equality will lose in the end, as they always do.