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Young voters played an important role in passage of the referendum, as many young people are more tolerant of same-sex marriage.

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, 66 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 support same-sex marriage legislation, and 66 percent of voters 65 and older are against it.

“Baltimore city’s population is slightly younger, and the results are consistent with the national trend that across the board, young people vote for marriage equality,” said Delegate Mary L. Washington, Baltimore Democrat.

This election may have helped change assumptions about blacks, she said.

“There is this idea that all African-Americans think and act a certain way. That is just not true. I am happy people will have to rethink how African-Americans approach matters of equality,” Ms. Washington said.