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2. We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Registered at Macy’s
Same-sex marriage recognition is on the ballot in four states: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.
In Maryland and Washington, the referendums will decide whether state legislation legalizing gay marriage recognition that has already passed will remain law. Polls for both initiatives show them nearly dead even at the end of October.
In Minnesota voters will decide whether to ban gay marriage recognition, while in Maine, voters will decide whether to end the state’s ban, which was approved in a 2009 referendum. Minnesota’s poll numbers are still fairly close, while the ACLU sees support for gay marriage recognition in Maine above 50 percent.
Same-sex marriage is currently recognized in six states, legalized through legislation or court action. Should Maryland, Washington, or Maine’s referendums pass, it will be the first time gay marriage recognition survived a state-wide vote.