MORNING BRIEF: gay marriage, ballots to count, democrats the word

Around Here

Leading the progressive charge this Washington election cycle was Referendum 74, gay marriage. For the time being, it's passing. (KXLY)

Because ballot counters are people too they need their sleep, meaning there are plenty of ballots left to count. (KHQ)

"Democrat" is the word this election, with Obama winning re-election and the current leads in the Washington governor race and senate and house. (SR)

Out There

With same-sex marriage passing by popular vote and anti-abortion conservatives losing, is the influence of Christian's rights over in politics? (CNN)

Now that the US president has been chosen, it's time for China to unveil their new leadership. (BBC)

Greece is bracing for an austerity vote on new bailout funds, with dire consequences. (BBC)