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10/13/2009

Poll: 75% of Mainers will treat gays like 100% humans

by Jeremy Hooper

No-On-1WOWSERS! Check out this new unscientific poll that was conducted by Maine's WGME news:

Our Vote '09 Text Tracking Poll got plenty of responses Monday to our latest question: will you support a repeal of Maine's same-sex marriage law in November.

After the polls closed, 25 percent said they would vote for the so-called "people's veto" while 75 percent said they wouldn't.

Vote '09 Text Poll Tracker - Gay Marriage Question Results [WGME]

Crazy encouraging? Yes indeed. But this thing ain't over until the fat gay lobster sings. So give, give, give, folkie dolkies. Let's win this thing and win it BIG:

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Your thoughts

I've donated already and was glad that I did. If I wasn't unemployed I would certainly donate more. One thing that gets my pet goat is the fact that I get more info about Maine and California battles than I do regarding my home state of NJ. I mean, WTF? I'm fighting battles elsewhere as best as I can but little or no info from my backyard peeps! And I'm not talkin' marshmallow peeps either!

Posted by: john ozed | Oct 13, 2009 10:36:59 AM

John: I've heard Steve Goldstein say the same thing, and I get it. I certainly have a heart in New Jersey, where much of my husband's family lives, and am sympathetic to the fight there.

But right now, for this next month, Maine and Washington are facing crucial referenda. They deserve the attention more than anyone.

And to be quite honest: I'm not seeing a ton of action from Garden State Equality right now that would get us to step up and write about NJ. That's not to slight GSE, an org. that I LOVE. But if they, repping a state that already has civil unions, want to get ink at a time when we are facing these two other referenda, then it is up to them to step up and give new, unique, and exciting things to capture attention. They really aren't.

I can promise that I will step up my Jersey coverage, because I do not at all think that marriage equality is an inevitability in the lame-duck session. And I know that NOM will be gunning for the state hardcore -- I'm ALWAYS watching that stuff. But I'd be lying if I said NJ was in the top 2 on my national scope right now (if I was forced to rank).

Posted by: G-A-Y | Oct 13, 2009 11:10:37 AM

Has anyone sent in a letter to the NJ Attorney General asking for an investigation of the National Organization for Marriage in that state, as has been done in CA, ME and WA?

Posted by: Mykelb | Oct 13, 2009 12:36:26 PM

This poll was done by text messaging? It'd be no wonder it was so lopsided. But will these fancy text messagers make it to the polls...that's the question.

Posted by: Bruno | Oct 13, 2009 3:44:38 PM

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