We’ve been so obsessed with Obama’s reelection by White Yankees that we haven’t taken a look at the other big news out of the Northern states from this election cycle:
(1) Wisconsin elected the first open lesbian to the U.S. Senate.
(2) Maryland, a Southern state overwhelmed by Yankee transplants, government workers, and immigrants, passed a state version of the DREAM Act.
(3) Maryland, Maine, and Washington all approved gay marriage. In Minnesota, a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution was also defeated.
Note: I’m sure there are other stories that will percolate up on my radar screen. If you know of anything I have missed, post the links below.