Gay Marriage lost big yesterday…

Posted: November 4, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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in Maine of all places:

Guilty confession: My favorite part of last night’s election coverage was watching Rachel Maddow’s demeanor go from exuberant, to smug, to infuriated over the results of the marriage referendum in Maine. (note: me too DTG) And then she seemed to lose interest.

It now appears highly likely that, when all the votes are counted, Maine will join every other state in the union (which has had a popular vote on the issue) in rejecting gay marriage.

This result comes despite Maine being a liberal state, despite a 2-1 funding disadvantage, despite aggressive legal action against traditional-marriage defenders, despite unusually high voter turn out, and despite Rachel Maddow and the elite press running interference.

Proponents of same-sex marriage, unlike in California’s Prop 8, can’t blame Maine on Mormons, on African Americans who turned out for Barack Obama, or on confusing ballot wording. Their issue loses when the people decide. And it loses every time.

If you want to know why they won’t allow us to vote in Massachusetts on this, this is why.

People may not be willing to shout it aloud because they don’t like being derided by the tolerant left, but they know what marriage is and in the privacy of the voting booth those unwilling to take the slings and arrows are certainly willing to vote.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Gay Marriage is an exercise in narcissism.

Update: Yeah I used the spell checker before I ran off to an interview, a great speller I’m not.

  1. smitty says:

    Marriage is what it is.
    Attempts to put a prefix on it and distort it have better effect in places where the people have completely lost their moral compass, e.g. Europe.
    Note that I’m making a positive assertion about marriage as such; I default to libertarian indifference about the sexuality of anyone beyond myself and my lovely wife.