Oh hey, lookit that. Remember when we were so so so excited that we could go and get gay married in Maine?
Well, looks like we can't any more. As announced this morning at 1:30 am on Politico:
Maine voters on Tuesday repealed a state law granting same-sex couples the right to marry, defeating an effort by gay activists who hoped the state would become the first to approve gay marriage at the polls.Can't help but say I imagine this is very annoying/ upsetting to a lot of you. We marched on Washington for gay marriage equality. We've airbrushed ourselves into activism on the No H8 photo campaign. We put equality as our middle names on Facebook.
Nearly 53 percent of voters opted to throw out a same-sex marriage law passed by the state legislature in May, while 47 percent voted to uphold it, with 87 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning.
And yet, somehow, we still lost the right to marry in Maine.
What do you think? Temporary setback? Permanent foreshadowing?