Same-sex marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 5:59 p.m. CST; updated 7:09 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Altering the course of U.S. social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational marijuana use.