I wish I had more time to post comments with this, but it's a crazy day. Here's an e-mail I got this afternoon from "Freedom to Marry." If you are interested in marriage equality, it's an interesting organization to follow.
Huge. Happy. Historic. Last night brought us the wave of wins
we'd worked for, with irrefutable momentum for more. Our campaign to win
marriage nationwide is ascendant, and this year of transformation has put us in
place for an even bigger year of victories in 2013.
In one night, we won
the freedom to marry at the ballot (for the first time ever!) in Maine and
Maryland, defeated an anti-marriage amendment (for the first time ever!) in
Minnesota, reelected President Obama (the first president to support the freedom
to marry!), and scored electoral wins all across the country, including a
victory for one of the supreme court justices who ruled for the freedom to marry
in Iowa. And as I write, we are also cautiously optimistic that we will win our
battle for the freedom to marry in Washington, too.
victories all occurred on one night, but the work that went into creating them
happened over the course of many years of smart, strategic focus and dedication
from Freedom to Marry's team, joined by our many partner organizations, gay and
non-gay, and by so many supporters like you, Ryan.
Freedom to Marry's top
priorities for 2012 were to pave a pathway for the president's support (check!),
secure a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic platform (check!), and win
marriage at the ballot for the first time ever (check!). Now, we are taking the
momentum we've built and channeling it into an even more ambitious strategy for
2013 that will move our country closer to the day when same-sex couples can
marry in every state and when those marriages will be respected and honored by
the federal government.
As Freedom to Marry turns to what's next, we
invite you to share in the celebration of what we have accomplished together
with a special, limited edition "Right Side of History"
T-shirt. For a contribution of $35 or more, we will send a T-shirt to
help you celebrate our recent and future victories for the freedom to
could not have gotten this far without you, and - if you keep working with us -
together we will have more occasions to celebrate in 2013. Big
Thanks for all you do,
President, Freedom to Marry