The vote for marriage equality in Maine draws near. Polls show a deadlock, 48% to 48%. As a refresher, the Maine legislature passed a bill legalizing gay marriage. The governor signed it, making it law. Shortly after, a citizen referendum was spearheaded to overturn the legislative decision.
Opponents of same-sex marriage have released two more ads. I have no words. Confession: my ability to offer any sort of objective comment on these things has long ago disappeared. To me, these are hateful, sad displays that will be cringed at years from now. But that could simply be a product of my clear bias. Consider for yourself, I suppose…
There is another marriage battle brewing that has yet to be mentioned on this page.
Location: Maine (the state in the northeast corner of the country; most famously known for its rolling trees and as the setting for 98% of horror films).
The gist: Maine became the 5th state to legalize gay marriage when the Governor signed a bill passed by the legislature in mid-May of this year. Hooray. But some not so happy folks were able to get a referendum on the Maine ballot for this election cycle which would eliminate that right for gay couples. Hmmm.
What’s next: Maine voters will decide on Nov. 3rd whether or not their gay citizens should no longer be allowed to marry. The same old faces (on both sides of the debate) have been roiling up controversy for the past several months. By same old faces, I mean the courageous folks who gave us the Prop 8 passage in California. And round we go again…
What’s interesting: The opponents of gay marriage were so happy with their victory in California, that they decided to copy the exact same ad and run it in Maine. And so without further ado, from the folks known as “YesonOne,” I give you the award-winning ad from California, now playing on a television near you in Maine: