Eloquently put, and Madwoman cuts right to the heart of why we’ll almost certainly leave Maine if SSM is defeated there. I’d prefer to live even someplace where our rights aren’t guaranteed over someplace where my fellow citizens actively voted to deny me them. (note: I was not a Maine resident during the previous SSM fight in ’09)
My humanity is up by nine points in Turtle Country, according to the latest Washington Post poll on the referendum that would extend the right of civil marriage to same-sex couples. The poll of likely voters shows that 52% intend to vote yes on Question 6, while 43% say they don’t have a homophobic bone in their bodies but are pretty sure the Lord God Almighty thinks that Edith Windsor should have had to pay $363,053 in federal estate tax after her partner of 44 years, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. Wow, who knew the Lord was such a micromanager?
My humanity is also leading in Washington state, by the way, and doing well in Maine. Things are little shakier in Minnesota, but it’s possible my humanity will prevail even there, depending on turnout and how the undecideds go. No lead is comfortable, of course, because the…
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