Reportage this morning notes that Portland was against repealing the law, but was outvoted by citizens upstate. And guess who campaigned - even passing the offering plate- against gay marriage?
The Catholic church.
My late Uncle lived in Hew Hampshire, just a stone's throw away from Maine, and in conversations with him, the big issue was the word marriage. Not the rights, but the word. He just couldn't get over it, though he wanted my guy and I to have equal rights. My sense is that many highly educated older straight people are stuck in this same place. A generational thing?
To be blunt, is the matter of gay marriage about patiently waiting for the growing number of young people to mature to voting age?
What do we do in the meanwhile?
Fight like crazy!
Be the love you seek.