Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Maine defeats gay marriage

Well, I woke up this morning to the very dismaying news that voters in Maine have turned against gay people:

Maine voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay rights movement a heartbreaking defeat in New England, the corner of the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

With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, gay-marriage foes had 53 percent of the votes. "The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation," declared Frank Schubert, chief organizer for the winning side.

Oh, please. You want to "protect" heterosexual marriage? How about outlawing adultery and then let's really prosecute people who commit it and throw them in jail!

I don't for the life of me see how "the institution of marriage has been preserved" when half of all marriages end in divorce. Sheesh.

(Many thanks to Paul Rogers for the photo above, by the way.)
UPDATE: Ha! Just for fun go read a blog post entitled Ten Threats Bigger than Gay Marriage written by an Alaskan with a nice little snarky sense of humor!


  1. Great photo. The good news is that Ref. 71 passed in WA State, preserving rights for gay couples.

  2. Anonymous10:48 AM

    I love the photo. We should have it all over the state of Oklahoma.



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