Sometime today we will know how effective the Maine GOP was at convincing people that they should eliminate the right Mainiacs have had since 1973 to register to vote just before they vote. We’ll also get a gauge of how homophobic Mainiacs might be, since the GOP has chosen to run a bunch of ads in community newspapers telling people that the law is favored by the “gay agenda.”
In 2009, a voter referendum overturned gay marriage in Maine by 53% to 47%. Today’s polls show that gay marriage is favored 51% to 49% – not great, but still an improvement. Mainiacs may have caught on to the fact that they and Rhode Island both have civil unions, and the only place in proximity to Maine where gays can’t marry is the Atlantic Ocean. Unless one believes that Irene and the early snow storm were punishments for gay marriage, the fact is no state has suffered in any way by having gay marriage.
But, back to the GOP ad. It’s a pip. Now, Maine’s Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster insists that the ads were just intended to educate Mainiacs about who supports the referendum to kill the law that killed the law. He says “We’ve talked about the different left-of-center groups that are supporting this referendum and questioned why they’re doing that. That’s all this is.”
To quote a source we don’t usually quote: we report, you decide…..