This equal protection under the law shouldn't be an issue in a country that sets itself up as a model of freedom to other nations in the world community. Sadly, because of religious interference in our secular nation's policies, the US is not now and will not be an exceptional model of freedom until all citizens are given the ultimate freedom of marrying the person they choose to and are given the exact same rights as heterosexuals. This same idea applies to "Don't Ask; Don't Tell." We cannot brag to the world community that we are the greatest nation on the planet until all of our citizens enjoy all of the freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution.
VOTE NO! ON 1
Listen to Philip Spooner, who fought for those freedoms in World War II, express this idea more eloquently than I:
New poll: Gay-marriage supporters in lead
A new poll released today by Pan Atlantic SMS Group of Portland shows a 53-42 percent advantage to supporters of same-sex marriage.
The poll of 400 Maine adults conducted between Oct. 20-22 indicates 53 percent of those surveyed said they were planning to vote “no” on Question 1, which asks voters if they want to reject the state law that allows same-sex couples to marry in Maine.
The margin of error is 5 percent.
A poll on the same question released last week by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina showed a 48-48 percent tie on Question 1. They surveyed 1,130 likely voters.
This and other ballot questions will be part of the Nov. 3 election.