by Leah Waldron
In the gay marriage war in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State, the stakes are higher than ever at the ballot this November. If Maine’s Question 1 passes, it will be the first time gay marriage legislation has been passed by a public vote. If Minnesotans vote down the Constitutional amendment to redefine marriage as between one man and one woman, it will break the nations’s 32-0 record for Constitutionally banning gay marriage at the state level. In Maryland and Washington State, voters will decide whether to repeal the same-sex marriage legislation that passed earlier this year. And finally, if Mitt Romney is elected President, marriage will be Constitutionally redefined at the federal level, and we all lose.