The defeat in Maine came as a real bummer for same-sex supporters. Though state votes on the matter were 0-30, we still held out hope, but it was not to be. I hold the position that civil rights should never even be up for a popular vote, and I really wish there was more effort given to that argument.
Same-sex marriage supporters are soldiering on, attempting to get states like New York and New Jersey on board. But opponents are revved-up by their "victory" in Maine, and aim to undo all of the success that was obtained last year. The silver lining in this busybody, religion-driven dark cloud is age. As opponents age and ultimately die off, they will be supplanted by today's younger voters. And younger voters don't seem to give a hoot if I'm married to The Other Half (thanks, kids!). It looks like this thing is just a matter of time.