before all my mo-bros get too depressed of the loss in Maine I think it's important to point out a few things...
the statistics are not 53% of people the citizens of Maine don't want gay people to be able to marry. It is 53% of the people who voted. There's still a lot of people who didn't bother to vote thinking this doesn't concern them. These people are waking up more and more and starting to realize how mean spirited christians and mormons really are.
Also remember that historically when a majority votes on the rights of minority and fails to give basic civil rights the majority is eventually overruled by law. It's why we fought the civil war for gods sake. What do you think the vote would have been if the people with slaves voted.. the people who wanted to fight for slaves voted.. and everyone who thought it didn't apply to them just abstained?
It's also important to note that in CA the governator has already signed off that CA will recognize same sex unions performed in other states. In other words we can BE married in CA we just can't GET married in CA. Can you picture a day when Iowa is the number one wedding destination? Iowa people. Iowa.
It's also just a matter of time before the christians are finally blamed for the legal costs that are crippling states that have to fight to continue to refuse rights to its citizens. Maybe this will lead to finally taxing churches. Or maybe this is the first step to moving the US out of the tyranny of religion.
I'm not suggesting we stop fighting. I'm merely suggesting that maybe what looks like a loss now is really the beginning of a significant change in fixing some of our cultural problems here in the states.