Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maine repeals same-sex marriage law  

Yesterday, in a move that resembled the famous Prop 8 debate in California, voters in Maine decided to repeal the state's new law that allowed same-sex marriage.

I was horrified when I heard this. It's to the point where I'm so hesitant to celebrate any small victories or any states gained or rights earned because part of me knows that there is a good chance that someone will take it away from us.

A friend of mine who was particularly upset about this said, "We're supposed to be moving forwards, not backwards." Unfortunately, the process of gaining equality is a painstakingly slow one. While we are pushing forwards, there will always be people trying to shove us backwards. We have so many battles to fight.

The only comfort I can take is in the fact that I know we are the ones who are right in this situation. I know that technically, opinions can't be wrong, which is true... but this is so much more than just, "I have this opinion, and you have your opinion." Opponents of same-sex marriage promote hatred, close-mindedness, and discrimination. That is wrong. And I believe that eventually, though it might take some time, justice will prevail. I have enough faith in this country to know that one day, the good, the just, and the right side will triumph.

Until then, hang in there, my loves <3

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4 comments: to “ Maine repeals same-sex marriage law

  • November 4, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

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  • November 4, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

    (Sorry. I just deleted this post by accident. Reposting it here.)

    Just like last year, I was confident that people would see the truth of our argument, and just like last year, I cried when I found out.

    It's... hard for me to believe that "traditional" marriage is so important to some people that they're willing to restrict the rights of others just to "preserve" it.

    I have so many arguments for the kind of people I mention, but today, I'm just kind of in shock.

    Why? Why?

  • November 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

    At least we won in Washington.

  • November 5, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

    What a devastating step backwards. I am amazed that people are so fearful and threatened by same-sex marriage that they would go out of their way to overturn a law.