Main | Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Marriage Win Declared In Maine!!!

All the votes are not yet in and the margin is only a few points at this writing, but virtually all of the LGBT orgs and the Portland Press-Herald are calling it a WIN. More LGBT history, right here in your FACES, Brian and Maggie! Via press release from Freedom To Marry:
Maine today became the first state to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples through a majority vote on a ballot measure. Maine is expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in mid-December. “Today, a majority in Maine voted in favor of loving and committed same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry,” said Freedom to Marry National Campaign Director Marc Solomon. “Now the commitment gay and lesbian couples have made in life will be respected equally under the law, celebrated before their loved ones, and called what it is: marriage.” “It’s hard to overstate the national significance of this vote,” Solomon continued. “For years, our opponents have argued that we could not win a majority vote at the ballot. Today, Maine voters proved them wrong, standing up for the Golden Rule and for freedom for all Mainers.”

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