You know the five here represents, I’d wager. My understanding is that six might happen very soon as well.
That said, I think this is the time and place for supporters of same-sex marriage to remember that they’d not be smart in assuming there’s now runaway momentum for their side of things. First, without minimizing the achievements to date, New England is easy, the rest of the US is going to be hard. Second, what’s given can be taken away. California is certainly an example of this, and in Maine, there’s almost certainly going to be a referendum fight about the law that just passed, just as there was a constitutional amendment in California. California isn’t Maine, nor Maine California, but anyone who doesn’t believe this is going to be a huge fight regardless isn’t paying attention.
I strongly believe we are moving toward nationwide same-sex marriage rights. I also believe the people who are against it are going to fight like hell all the way to the end. The easy part, such as it is, is pretty much over. It’s one thing to convince Maine, or even Iowa. Convincing Ohio (much less Mississippi) is whole other ball of wax.