Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Again on Ballot in Maine
Posted on 06/28/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by scottjewell
AUGUSTA, Me. Three years after voters in Maine rejected same-sex marriage, they will consider the matter again in November. This time, advocates say they have reason for optimism. Its about love and family, says Ms. Nugent, seen with Sam Lundquist, a Falmouth resident.
Carroll Conley Jr., at his office in Augusta, is executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine and a leader of the opposition campaign. They point to a shift in public opinion, the personal support for same-sex marriage voiced last month by President Obama and what they believe is an effective door-to-door persuasion campaign throughout the state. In addition, the vote will take place in a presidential election year, when more young people, who overwhelmingly support gay marriage, are likely to turn out than in an off year. Maine is the only state where supporters of same-sex marriage have put such an initiative on the ballot.
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It really doesn’t matter. In his second term, Obama will impose gay marriage on the whole country—if not the whole world.
Well, when we get bad news....it just seems to keep coming.
St. John the Baptist gave his life for our Lord and His Holy Sacrament of Marriage.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us!
In the long run, though, I think there is hope. I was just reading Jeffrey Bell’s “The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism” (c 2012).
He believes there is a 3-way race between Islam, the Left, and U.S. social conservatism, and that the latter has a real chance of winning globally.
To my knowledge, this is actually the first time the gay lobby has actually sought the people’s input. Apparently, the people’s input now ONLY matters because they *think* they are on their side. Amazing how the tables turn just because the polls changed.
I still believe that there are more folks who oppose marriage redefinition than what is indicated in the polls. The far left gay lobby has been successful in bullying traditionalists into being afraid to speak up, so when some folks are polled-they either don’t answer or say what they think the left-wing pollster wants to hear, out of fear of being “outed” as a homophobe or a bigot.
If you look up at the Prop 8 polls in California, the pro-traditional marriage vote outperformed the polls.