Just three years ago voters in Maine rejected the idea of same-sex marriage, a sentiment that has changed drastically since. Also, in Minnesota, voters tossed out a bill that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution.
And, in Washington state votes were also in favor of allowing same-sex marriage. Gay marriage in Washington takes effect December 9.
What changed? Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, tells The Washington Post that their primary strategy was "sparking authentic conversations".