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New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and Rhode Island may embrace marriage equality

Among the states positioned for marriage battles in the near future are New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and Rhode Island. All four have civil-union laws, which fair-minded citizens would like to convert to legal marriage laws – especially given the momentum of voters approving such laws in Maryland, Maine and Washington state, and rejecting an anti-gay-marriage amendment in Minnesota this year.

Before this year’s votes, same-sex marriage opponents had defeated more than 30 straight statewide proposals to relax the definition of marriage.

[via Washington Times]