Aside from Barack Obama’s victory on Nov. 6, Americans in certain states also voted to pass two controversial pieces of legislation — legalized marijuana and gay marriage. What do YOU think of the decision?
The 2012 election made history on Nov. 6 when voters in Maine and Maryland approved same-sex marriage — the first states to do so through a majority vote on a ballot measure, and a milestone victory for same-sex couples everywhere.
One leading advocacy group, Freedom to Marry, said Maine should begin issuing marriage licenses in December.
“Now the commitment gay and lesbian couples have made in life will be respected equally under the law, celebrated before their loved ones, and called what it is: marriage,” Marc Solomon, the Freedom to Marry National Campaign Director, said in a news release.
Two more states also passed into law a controversial measure that allows legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which will legalize and regulate the production, possession, and distribution of marijuana for persons age 21 and older.
“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said in a written statement released by his office.
Washington State also passed the legalization of marijuana, Initiative 502, which will legalize and regulate the production, possession, and distribution of cannabis for persons age 21 and older.
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