Yahoos displeased by the results in NY-23 may take comfort that Maine appears to have rejected the marriage equality bill that was passed by its state legislature in May. For example, National Review‘s Thomas Peters: “My favorite part of last night’s election coverage was watching Rachel Maddow’s demeanor go from exuberant, to smug, to infuriated over the results of the marriage referendum in Maine…. let them never forget, but rather, let them Remember (the) Maine! Bully for them.” Michelle Malkin, Bob Roony (“Maine seems heading to repeal law legalizing fags marriage. Good. I am happy. I am very happy”), GOPThinker, et alia concur.
At the same time, Maine voters approved the licensing of non-profit organizations to dispense medical marijuana.
The State of Washington approved partnership benefits for same-sex couples by a narrow margin last night, but it would appear that, when civil rights are put up to plebiscite, gay marriage loses.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 4, 2009