editorial | lessons from the election
Same-sex marriage is on a road to being unremarkable
Past ballot fights over same-sex marriage were dispiriting for gay activists — partly because of the indignity of seeing basic rights put up for a popular vote, and partly because marriage opponents kept winning. This year, though, Minnesota rejected a constitutional ban, and Maine, Maryland, and Washington voted to legalize same-sex marriage. This week’s results showed voters’ ever greater tolerance.