Progressive Victories You May Have Missed in 2012
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Likewise, marriage equality for gays and lesbians gained landmark victories, with wins on all four proposals put on the ballot (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington). Also, the nation's absurdly expensive and ineffective "war on drugs" took a drubbing, with voters OK'ing medical use of cannabis in Massachusetts and Montana, and with Colorado and Washington becoming the first states to legalize marijuana for personal recreational consumption.
An old bumper sticker declares, "If the people lead, the leaders will follow." In 2012, the people were way ahead of the "leaders."
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