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11/03/2009

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by Jeremy Hooper

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Zero to zero. Tied. Equal. That's the picture in Maine right now, as of 3PM EST. But in a few short hours, that will all change.

For those of us on the side of fairness, our right to remain equal with our opposition is fully at stake. For our opposition, their right to remain equal never has been and never will be in jeopardy. No matter the outcome, that is the truth. Every last percentage point that falls in the "yes" category is a regression for certain kinds of citizens. Every percentage that is granted to the "no" side is a mark of progress for ALL. We have everything to win, while they have nothing -- NOTHING! -- to lose.

We are desperately hoping that "No" outweighs yes. But honestly, until we reach the day where the very idea of having to watch these sort of returns is part of a sordid, unsavory past, then our fight will have to continue.

Track the results as they come in: Maine Vote 2009 [Bangor Daily News]

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Your thoughts

Every single yes voter is a pathetic bigot and I hope someone rips up their marriage license and spends atleast a month calling them all the awful slurs their campaign has no problem using on us.

Posted by: penguinsaur | Nov 3, 2009 3:41:26 PM

I'm now sure how anyone would be able to cope with the anticipation of watching the results as they roll in. I would be having a breakdown if I tried it.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia | Nov 3, 2009 4:40:26 PM

Best of luck.

Posted by: TB Tabby | Nov 3, 2009 5:00:45 PM

Do the polls close at 8 PM? Probably won't hear any results even from exit polls until after the polls close.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 3, 2009 7:19:48 PM

Off to a good start!

REJECT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAW
No 55 69.62%
Yes 24 30.38%

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 3, 2009 8:19:00 PM

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