I am so sorry
Yesterday, I voted in Maine.
I am disappointed that so many Maine people, who are typically tough and self-reliant-- but community minded, responded to fear and hatred. Maine people regularly withstand ice storms, floods, blizzards, weeks without electricity, spotty cell-phone coverage, & moose crossing!!! What is so scary about a household headed by two men or two Moms attending their child's Saturday soccer game?
Many terrified people who voted to repeal the same-sex marriage law did so because they were told that the law would require schools to "teach gay marriage to children." Whatever that means.
Some people, not careful readers, mistakenly marked "yes," not realizing that a "no" vote was a vote in favor of same-sex marriage.
Others voted to repeal the law because their church told them to, and they fear eternal damnation.
A few voted to repeal the law because they fear what they heard about the "gay agenda." Supposedly a belief by gay and lesbian people that everyone is gay and just need to be carefully taught (in school) about how to live the "lifestyle."
Whatever the reason, Maine's same-sex marriage law was repealed. It was repealed because of ignorance, stupidity and fear.
I am so sorry.