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It’s Official Gay Marriage Wins in Washington Ted S. Warren / AP Photo

Gay Marriage Wins in Washington

Washington state has officially joined Maine and Maryland in becoming one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage via popular vote. Two days after a majority of Washington voters chose to support the same-sex marriage measure on their ballots, the referendum’s opponents conceded Thursday. This wasn’t the only history-making initiative to sail through the Evergreen state’s Election Day ballot. Washington and Colorado also became the first states to legalize the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.

November 8, 2012 6:02 PM