Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Reflections on Maine
Here’s a sampling of what online commentators are saying about yesterday’s election results, in particular the repealing in Maine of the state’s new law allowing same-sex marriage.
The Day After Election Day - Jim Burroway (Box Turtle Bulletin, November 4, 2009).
The Other Marriage Nail-Biter: Victory - Andrew Sullivan (The Daily Dish, Movember 4, 2009).
What Thomas Jefferson Would Think of Maine Voting on Other People’s Rights - Mike Alvear (Huffington Post, November 4, 2009).
A Few Words on Maine and the Dying Hog of Homophobia - Pam Spaulding (Pam’s House Blend, November 4, 2009).
Election Night: Several Steps Forward, One Step Back - Terence Weldon (Queering the Church, November 4, 2009).
Bigotry and the Infusion of Religion in the Civil Laws Prevail in Maine - Michael B. Hamer (Michael-In-Norfolk, November 4, 2009).
How Outright Lies Were Used to Defeat Prop 1 in Maine - Colleen Kochvair-Baker (Enlightened Catholicism, November 4, 2009).
Gay Marriage Activists Look Ahead After Big Defeat in Maine - Michael A. Lindenberger (Time, November 4, 2009).
The World’s First “Civil Likes” Movement - Wayne Besen (TruthWinsOut.org, November 4, 2009).
Maine, Detroit, and the Closet - John Corvino (Independent Gay Forum, November 7, 2009).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Set-Back and a Victory
Maine Vote on Gay Marriage Too Close to Call
Scandalous News from Maine
Maine Becomes Fifth State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage
An Ironic Truth
Separate is Not Equal
The Same Premise
A Catholic Voice for Marriage Equality at the State Capitol
Patrick Ryan on the “Defense of Traditional Marriage” Argument
John Corvino on the “Always and Everywhere” Argument
The Changing Face of “Traditional Marriage”
NOTE: The opening image is by Elliot Ryan. It was first published at Box Turtle Bulletin.