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Maine voters reject Gay Marriage

In a bit of a surprise, given the state’s political tendencies and a pretty good turnout for an off-year election, Maine voters have apparently voted YES on Question 1, to repeal the law the state’s legislature passed this year to allow gay marriage, by a 52-48 margin.

According to FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver, there was a rural-urban divide in the vote, with Portland and the southern part of the state voting overwhelmingly NO (ie, in favor of gay marriage) and the northern, more rural part voting overwhelmingly YES. Gay Marriage obviously remains a very divisive issue in this country and will continue to be.

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One response

  1. Moe

    Hi. I’m another new blogger – began in Sept. You and I seem to have chosen the same theme and given your writing style, I wondered if you might be my long lost son. But then I remembered I don’t have a son, lost or found.

    Anyway, looking good and the best of luck.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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