Gay Mainers Ask Voters for Marriage Rights

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    Jan 13, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Gays in Maine are taking to the phones, calling their neighbors and convincing them to support same-sex marriage, and it seems to be working.

    A Gallup poll says 53% of Americans now favor same-sex marriage, compared to 44% a year earlier. The poll noted that all the rise came from Democrats and Independents, with Republicans not budging in their opposition. The story below shows the power of discussing Same-Sex Marriage with people...

    FROM ARTICLE"....While the nephew he’s raising alongside his two teenaged sons is gay, the man said he “strongly opposed” revising the law when they began talking last week, Woodbury said in an interview. Within 15 minutes, he had changed his mind.

    “By the end of the conversation, he really wanted all his boys to have the same opportunities when they found the right person and wanted to marry,” said Woodbury, 31, an outreach worker for a coalition of gay-marriage supporters....."

    So, has anybody here discussed SSM with people you know that are opposed? And why are the Republicans not it perhaps they get their education on SSM from Limbaugh, 700Club, FOX news, etc.?

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    Jan 13, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Things seem to be moving in the right direction. Also from the article...

    "If they do get a measure on the November ballot and it passes, Maine would be the first U.S. state where gays win the right to wed directly from the public. Court rulings or legislation led to the change in the six states and the District of Columbia where it has occurred.

    At least five other states are tackling the issue this year. Lawmakers in New Jersey, Washington and Maryland plan to push legislation to make same-sex marriage legal, while voters in North Carolina and Minnesota will be asked to bar the practice through constitutional amendments."