On Tuesday we citizens overrode an attempt to defeat by referendum a state law allowing gay marriage. We are one of several states that made Tuesday a historic day for upholding marriage equality.
As I and many others keep saying, opponents of marriage equality are so strident and desperate precisely because they know in their bitter little hearts that the struggle for marriage equality is ultimately going to prevail. If this reactionary desperation sounds familiar (think defenders of slavery, defenders of denying women the vote, defenders of racial segregation) it's because it is. Nobody is quite so mean as the eagerly privileged when they see their privilege slipping away.
I'm proud of the 52 percent of fellow Maryland voters who stood up for marriage equality.
The 48 percent who voted against it? I'm not so proud of them.