Donna Ruvolo writes: While the recent advancements in gay marriage through votes in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are encouraging, they do not address the thousands of committed gay and lesbian families nationwide who live without the benefits and protections of legalized marriage, as a result of successful initiatives at the polls to bar their rights.
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