Americans’ full embrace of gay rights appears inevitable. Ever since President George W. Bush pushed for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union, support for same-sex marriage has steadily increased, as demonstrated by the success of referenda legalizing gay marriage in Maryland, Washington State and Maine this election.
In Minnesota, a state very similar politically, socially and demographically to Wisconsin, a proposal to constitutionally bar gay marriage was soundly defeated.
Public opinion has shifted so dramatically so fast, in fact, that Wisconsinites likely would have also defeated such a proposal at the polls in 2012, only six years after decisively supporting an amendment barring same-sex marriage.
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