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Gay-marriage foes claim victory in Maine (Repealed!)
Associated Press ^ | 11/04/09 | Glenn Adams & David Crary

Posted on 11/03/2009 10:29:38 PM PST by AKSurprise

Gay-marriage opponents are claiming victory in a closely watched referendum in Maine on a new state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed.

The law in question was passed by the Legislature in May but never took effect because of a petition drive by conservatives.

With more than 84 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, the side seeking to repeal the law had 53 percent of the vote. Their campaign organizer, Frank Schubert, claimed victory and declared that Maine voters had helped preserve the institution of marriage.

Gay-marriage supporters refused to concede, holding out hope that that the tide might turn as the final returns came in. They had been hoping Maine would become the first state to approve same-sex marriage at the ballot box.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; gaymilitants; homosexualagenda; me2009; prop1; protectmarriage; traditionalmarriage; traditionalvalues
Hurrah!
1 posted on 11/03/2009 10:29:38 PM PST by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise

Doing the happy dance out here in California. Way to go, Maine.


2 posted on 11/03/2009 10:30:43 PM PST by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: AKSurprise

Who likes this....I DO! I DO!

he he.


3 posted on 11/03/2009 10:31:05 PM PST by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: AKSurprise

“This kinda takes the sting out of being occupied, doesn’t it, Mr. Richard?” - Dooley Wilson, Casablanca (1942)


4 posted on 11/03/2009 10:31:25 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: AKSurprise

If only Washington State voters rejected our “everything but marriage” nonsense.


5 posted on 11/03/2009 10:33:18 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: AKSurprise
Frank Schubert, organizer for the campaign to repeal gay marriage, said a victory by his side would be a "backbreaking loss" for gay-rights activists, given the heavy mobilization and fundraising efforts put into their campaign.

Let's hope this cripples the homosexual agenda and results in more states passing laws protecting marriage between a man and a woman, including in the state of Iowa.

6 posted on 11/03/2009 10:36:04 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: AKSurprise

Now they have to vote out the homosexual lobby controlled legislators.


7 posted on 11/03/2009 10:37:28 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: AKSurprise


"Well, in that case, we plan on going to Massachusetts to get married."
8 posted on 11/03/2009 10:40:17 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: AKSurprise

Conservative values are re-emerging as USA values.

About damn time, too!


9 posted on 11/03/2009 10:40:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: AKSurprise

Enjoy your short lived victory … you know this will go all the way to the Supreme Court. Alternate lifestyle folks will not give up until all they win.


10 posted on 11/03/2009 10:41:00 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: AKSurprise
Now with 87% of the vote in, the call has been made, no homosexual "marriage" for Maine. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
11 posted on 11/03/2009 10:41:34 PM PST by ansel12
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To: AKSurprise

Prop 8 + Prop 1 = The American Family. Let it ring throughout the country.


12 posted on 11/03/2009 10:47:19 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

link to results for everything-but-homosexual-marriage in Washington State:

http://elections.komonews.com/race.asp?ID=2


13 posted on 11/03/2009 11:14:34 PM PST by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: AKSurprise

I wonder if the queers are going to go on a three week hissy fit like they did in California.


14 posted on 11/03/2009 11:29:05 PM PST by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: AKSurprise

Hope the gayshirts don’t show up to do violence to those who voted against “gay marriage.”

I assume the plan is to derail this in court now that the people have spoken.

Get a judge to overrule the voters.


15 posted on 11/04/2009 12:45:22 AM PST by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan)
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To: AKSurprise

The headline should have read “traditional marriage prevails in maine”.


16 posted on 11/04/2009 1:26:54 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: doc1019

Alternative lifestyle freaks are not winning! State by state
traditional marrige is winning. Zer0 has no clout. Why board a sinking ship?


17 posted on 11/04/2009 1:46:45 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: AKSurprise

On to the pusuit!
Fire all the Legislators
Who voted for this...


18 posted on 11/04/2009 2:43:47 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If You have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: AKSurprise

At least something has gone right in Maine. I’m reasonably happy with dumping gay marriage in ME, VA and NJ governorships although it would have been good for Hoffman to win in NY-23. Hopefully a conservative will take back the seat next year.


19 posted on 11/04/2009 3:23:44 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: AKSurprise

Paging Mr. Olsen! Paging Mr. Boies! Come to Maine; we need an election overturned. Peasants refuse to accept what we say is good for them.

Paging Mr. Olsen! Paging Mr. Boies!


20 posted on 11/04/2009 9:40:23 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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