Last night was a big night for LGBT rights and issues- Marriage Equality in Maine, Relationship Recognition in Washington State, and a Human Rights Ordinance in Kalamazoo. Add that to the openly gay candidates (Annise Parker in Houston) and races that effect our movement (the New Jersey Governor’s Race), and you have a busy night for all things LGBT.
We’re going to use this open thread to update election results, talk about the races, follow everything that matters to you. Jump in the comments, add the races you’re watching, and give your commentary throughout the evening!
We’ll be updating this post all night as results trickle in!
Maine Question 1 Results: 84% Reporting
NO (yay!): 47.4% Yes (boo!): 5
The Associated Press has declared Yes On 1 the victor. We lost. A recount is expected. Campaign Statement after the jump.
Washington State Referendum 71 Results: 100% Reporting
Approve (yay!): 51% *Winner*
Reject (boo!): 49%
We won Washington State. LGBT residents keep domestic partner benefits.
Kalamazoo Ordinance 1856 Results:
WINNING PRESS RELEASE AFTER THE JUMP
Yes (yay!): 65% *Winner!!*
No (boo!): 35%
More races (NJ, VA, Houston, St Pete FL, Chapel NC, & more!) and results as they come in after the jump!
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