MAINE PASSED A GAY MARRIAGE REFERENDUM AT THE LAST ELECTION.
Two years ago the Maine legislature passed a gay marriage amendment to the constitution. The amendment met vehement opposition from the fundamentalist Christian groups, with pious protectors of Maine's morals turning out in number. During the legislative hearings Christian opponents screamed out Bible verses and shouted 'abomination' at gay participants..
The amendment passed but was later defeated in a public referendum spearheaded and financed by the Catholic Church and other groups outside of Maine.
During this election the Marriage Equality referendum was again offered to Maine voters, but this time it passed. People turning out to vote for President Obama soundly defeated the Christian fundamentalist opposition.
common sense over religious ignorance