Minnesota lead the way by defeating both a Voter ID ballot initiative and an initiative to define marriage as only between a man and a women.

Maine, Maryland and Washington State passed initiatives making it possible for lesbians and gays to marry.

Florida defeated a measure that would have restricted access to abortion.

Colorado and Washington approved measures to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Read ACLU of Washington’s FAQ on the new Marijuana Regulation.

Maryland voted to permit students regardless of immigration status to pay in-state tuition at Maryland universities if they've graduated from a Maryland high school and fulfilled other requirements.

Civil Liberties suffered a blow in California where an initiative to eliminate the death penalty was narrowly defeated.