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31 for 31.  Everytime Americans are given a chance to vote on it, gay marriage is rejected.  It’s only in states that don’t care what the people want that allow it.

In a mild surprise, a measure that would have legalized gay marriage in Maine has lost by about five and a half points.  The measure had the backing of most of Maine’s political class, a clear fundraising lead, and a network of national activists hoping to provide a counterpoint to California’s Proposition 8 defeat.  Instead, voters in Maine essentially ratified California’s result:

The stars seemed aligned for supporters of gay marriage. They had Maine’s governor, legislative leaders and major newspapers on their side, plus a huge edge in campaign funding. So losing a landmark referendum was a devastating blow, for activists in Maine and nationwide.

In an election that had been billed for weeks as too close to call, Maine’s often unpredictable voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. Gay marriage has now lost in all 31 states in which it has been put to a popular vote — a trend that the gay-rights movement had believed it could end in Maine.

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  1. November 6, 2009 at 5:05 am

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