Gay Marriage Fails In Maine

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    By GLENN ADAMS and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press Writers Glenn Adams And David Crary, Associated Press Writers – 19 mins ago

    PORTLAND, Maine – Maine voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay rights movement a heartbreaking defeat in New England, the corner of the country most supportive of gay marriage.

    Gay marriage has now lost in every single state — 31 in all — in which it has been put to a popular vote. Gay-rights activists had hoped to buck that trend in Maine — known for its moderate, independent-minded electorate — and mounted an energetic, well-financed campaign.

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    Link, please, Martin ....
     
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    Martin leaves out that the repeal won with 53% of the vote. Not a large margin by any means. I say give it ten years, Gay Marriage would be able to win in Maine.
     
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    Ooooooo! I bet gays all over the country are just stomping their little feet over this! After they decide which shoes to wear to the event, of course.
     
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    people know what they want and what they dont want, and they are not buying that this is about civil rights.
     
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    ref 71 here is looking like it will pass. :)
     
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    no they are deciding what other people want.
     
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    No, the voters simply did not approve of same sex marriage and let their voices be heard. We have had Obama reminding us that he and the party of hypocrisy won last year so they will decide what we want whether we like it or not. This time voters got to decide for themselves.
     
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    :disbelief:

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    so they are deciding for other people what is right? got it!
    So you are alright with a majority deciding what a minority can and cannot do?
     

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