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What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]

What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]

Delivering same-sex marriage's first ballot box victories and the first openly gay U.S. Senator-elect, the 2012 election could be remembered as a turning point for gay rights, some observers say. Maine voters joined Maryland's in approving same-sex marriage, and the measure was leading in Washington state. In Minnesota, a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage was defeated. Before Tuesday's votes, gay marriage lost all 32 times it appeared on a statewide ballot. Same-sex couples are allowed to wed in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., as a result of court or legislative action. Meanwhile in Wisconsin, one of...