roadbikeRob saidNo the governor of Maine is not necessarily against gay marriage but he would rather have a public referendum on it rather than it becoming law through the legislative process. Still this is awesome news. Hopefully Maine will make gay marriage the law of the land and tell all the right wing homophobes that if they don't like it, pack up and move out.
No. It will not happen that way. The Fundamentalists reorganized and now recieve funding from Focus on the Family.
This fall, if our governor signs it, the fundamentalists will put forth a people's veto. Unless something drastic happens, that is what will occur. They are already preparing and starting. They have done it many times before in the past and have been quite sucessful. Michael Health of the Maine Family Council is good at influencing and motivating the public via church. And now he has another force joined with him--a force never before allied with the evangeliscal movement: the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has always distanced itself from Health. But marriage is an issue which crosses the line. The Bishop has been quite outspoken.
We'll have a fight this fall--the big guns will come out soon. And Mainers are split on the issue. I bet we will lose to tell you the truth. But times are changing. Maybe in a couple years...