October 25, 2014
MAINE (AP) -- Maine and Maryland are the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
The outcomes broke a 32-state streak, dating to 1998, with gay marriage rebuffed by every state that voted on it.
Gay marriage is legal in six states and the District of Columbia - in each case the result of legislation or court orders, not by a vote of the people.
Minnesota was voting on a proposal to ban gay marriage in the state constitution. That race, with 75% of precints reporting, is split down the middle with 50% voting yes and 50% voting no.
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