It seemed fitting that the day after marriage equality became law across the United States, my family and I went on vacation to Maine and Canada. As we bumped down the unpaved road to our first campground, I reflected that when we’d last been in Maine, in 2009, the state was in the middle of a referendum battle over marriage equality. Equality lost, and the future looked bleak, as the blow came only half-a-year after a similar loss in California. It wasn’t until a second Maine referendum in 2012 that marriage equality came at last to the Pine Tree State. A bumpy road indeed.