Racking up more than 660,00 retweets so far, a tweet from Barack Obama reading “Four more years” sent last night at 8:16 pm quickly became the most popular tweet of all time, surpassing tweets from Justin Bieber, TJ Lang, Floyd Mayweather, and Kim Kardashian.
- Minnesota voters chose to roll back two constitutional amendments defeating proposals to ban gay marriage and requirement of a photo ID in order to vote.
- Minnesota turned down “Traditional Amendment” defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Maryland, Maine and Washington legalized same-sex marriage.
“This is a landmark election for marriage equality and we will forever look back at this year as a critical turning point in the movement for full citizenship for LGBT people,” he said in a press release Tuesday night. “Voters in Maine came to the common-sense conclusion that all people deserve the ability to make loving, lifelong commitments through marriage.”
- Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay person elected to the Senate.
- Gay Marriage in Spain was upheld after Constitutional Appeal.
- French cabinet approves gay marriage bill.
Though France would become the 12th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage if the bill passes, the country of 60 million people would become the biggest so far in terms of economic and diplomatic influence.
Polls show a majority of French support gay marriage, but it has divided the country’s left and right, with lawmakers from the conservative UMP denouncing the Cabinet approval Wednesday.