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Gay Marriage to Be Voted On In Four States

Nathan Meyer, 30, a high school English teacher from the St. Paul  suburb of Roseville, is part of a team of volunteers who aim to  reach 1 million Minnesota voters before the state votes on Nov.  6 on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. “All people get married for the same reasons. And my parents  and their marriage, that’s common ground for people,” Meyer  said.

Ballot initiatives banning the legal recognition of same-sex  marriage have succeeded in 31 states, and no state has ever  approved same-sex marriage by popular vote. In this year’s Nov.  6 election, advocates of same-sex marriage hope to change that.

Maine – which rejected gay marriage in a referendum in 2009  by 53 to 47 percent – could become the first state to legalize  same-sex marriage solely by popular vote. In Washington and  Maryland, where the state legislatures passed laws expanding  marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples earlier this year,  citizens will vote on whether to let the laws stand.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post

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