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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How Disappointing

In case you weren't aware, a massive race was occurring last night in our nation's history. The second state in America was in the runnings for an election to determine the fate of homosexuals, only seen one other time in California. Question 1 in Maine was an election ballot to strip away the recent bill signed by the Governor of Maine that legalized gay marriage. This is the same initiative that took place in California, and it was just as frightening.

The results: LOSS - Question 1 was legalized and gay marriage is Illegal in Maine.

What a tragedy to have this happen 2 times in a row for the LGBT community! It only proves that the general public should not be allowed to make decisions on human rights. It was the same during the civil rights movement and before that when Americans owned slaves. If the general public had been able to vote, America would've never progressed into the wonderful place of opportunity it is today. But one demographic is still oppressed and will remain so until the government kicks it up a notch.

"The majority will NEVER vote for minority right."

There is a small possibility to explain what may have caused this (besides calling 53% of Maine residents a bunch of bigots, because that's terrible--I'm sure they had their reasons for voting the way they did). Of course, I could just be throwing stones, but the population is much more likely to vote Republican right now. With the current state of the economy, many people consider it our Democratic President's fault (I'm not getting into whether or not it is; too much to think about) for the shape of the country currently, so those people are much more likely to vote Republican on every ballot.

Could this have affected the Maine election? A similar situation certainly encouraged voters on Prop 8 in California, so it's very likely.

I know someday that gay marriage WILL be legalized, I just wish it were sooner rather than later.

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