Nov
04
2009

Prop 1 succeeds in Maine.

Unfortunately*.

Voters in Maine on Tuesday overturned a law allowing same-sex couples to wed, dealing a fresh setback to the U.S. gay marriage movement in a race that attracted national attention.

The law was approved by Maine’s Legislature in May but was not implemented after opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a “people’s veto.”

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, votes to reject the law were running at 52.75 percent to 47.25 percent, according to unofficial tallies from the Bangor Daily News.

Owing to the lack of convenient Mormons to demonize, John Aravosis is actually off complaining about OFA and the DNC for not supporting efforts to defeat Proposition 1. He even says he wants an explanation, which is something that I frankly doubt. I think that Aravosis knows why the two groups in question – both of which are fully-own subsidiaries of POTUS, Inc these days – didn’t help; he just doesn’t want to think about the implications, or the way that the current leaders of the SSM movement have more or less permanently made enemies of mainstream conservatives for the ultimate benefit of the Democratic party.

Moe Lane

*I wish that they hadn’t succeeded, but it’s their state.

Crossposted to RedState.

2 Comments

  • […] While I agree with Moe Lane that this vote in Maine was unfortunate, I have to admit that I voted for the Gay Marriage ban in Florida. I voted for the ban mainly […]

  • Tags says:

    Maine Makes Thirty-One…

    As some of you well may know, I am against marriage as a state institution. The state has taken something good and twisted it into something rotten. Marriage has more to do with politicians and lawyers than your local clergy. I say we make Civil Unions…

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