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Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

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Legislature approved same-sex weddings, but opponents got issue on ballot

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay rights movement2.gif a heartbreaking defeat in New England, the corner of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 activists2.gif 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.

marriage vs civil unions = unconstitutional. It creates a 2nd class for married people and civil unions do not provide the same benefits and protections civil marriage does under the law. Ordinary citizens have denied their neighbors equal rights. They should be deeply ashamed of themselves. That's about as un-American as you can get.
"The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation," declared Frank Schubert, chief organizer for the winning side.
really? then would you care to comment on the divorce rate you filth?

Separation of church and state; a particular religion doesn't have to perform weddings or bless unions if they don't want to but the LAW requires we give the same rights and liberties to ALL citizens. Loser ignorant haters want to use marriage as another holy concept and its not. Its a legal issue. No doubt these great supporters of equality are also against health insurance for everyone.

The US of A is not about denying rights but this vote shows otherwise. WTF has become of this alleged land of the free? Did 8 years of Bush brainwashing and constitution trashing leave people incapable of understanding the rights all American's are supposed to have? How many women whose ancestors fought for their rights to vote, own property etc voted to restrict some other minority's civil rights?

Sickening

Everyone who voted against gay marriage should be forced to take a civil rights course at gunpoint if necessary.

Disgusted pissed off and ashamed. This looks terrible on a report card for the land of the free. :noway: I'm so sick of having to start a defense with not all Americans are... when the votes show what Americans are, assholes.


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