Source: Jim Baca, "I Voted," onlyinnewmexico.blogspot.com, Oct. 12, 2012
Election Day has come and gone, and residents in many states voted on controversial issues including medical marijuana, gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide, the death penalty, and GMO foods. The results of those ballot measures appear below.
Gay Marriage: Ballot initiatives involving the legalization of gay marriage came before voters in Maine and Maryland, where they were approved (52.6% - 47.3% and 51.9% - 48.1% respectively), marking the first time that this issue passed via statewide referendum. Similar legislation in the state of Washington is currently leading 51.8% - 48.2%, but as of Nov. 7 has not officially passed. Minnesota voters struck down a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman (52.3% - 47.7%), although state legislation still makes same-sex marriage illegal.
Washington Secretary of State, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," vote.wa.gov, Nov. 6, 2012
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