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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Same-sex marriage repealed in Maine: BREAKING NEWS

With 95% of the vote in, Maine's Question 1 decision seems to have been made, for now. 52.9% voted Yes on 1 and 47.1% voted No. In devastatingly similar circumstances to Proposition 8 in California one year ago, the right of equality and marriage for same-sex couples will be repealed by a vote of the people--because, you know, we should vote on taking away other people's rights. My heart goes out to the queer community and especially to Mainers who fought hard to preserve equality.

A message from No on 1 campaign leader (and straight ally), Jesse Connolly:
"Tonight, hundreds of thousands of Maine voters stood for equality, but in the end, it wasn't enough. I am proud of the thousands of Mainers who knocked on doors, made phone calls and talked to their family, friends and neighbors about the basic premise of treating all Maine families equally. And I'm proud of this campaign because the stories we told and the images we shared were of real Mainers -- parents who stood up for their children, and couples who simply wanted to marry the person they love."

"We're in this for the long haul. For next week, and next month, and next year -- until all Maine families are treated equally. Because in the end, this has always been about love and family and that will always be something worth fighting for." from Joe.My.God. that via Rex Wockner.
The New York Times has a good summary of the campaign, the results and what it might mean. Other reactions include "wear black if yes passes" on facebook, and a horrible story about the celebration by the "yes on 1" camp.

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