Wow - I guess if we Californians can't vote for same-sex marriage then I guess I shouldn't be surprised about Maine. It is sad when the majority can take rights away from a minority.
But when the only defense people have against same sex unions is that 'it goes against tradition' or some theological based reasoning - I just have to shake my head in disbelief. If you look at the history of Christianity (or any religion for that matter)- it ain't all its cracked up to be. Look close and you will find more than a fair share of treachery, murder and lies.
The GLBT community is asking for 'civil marriage' nothing else. Your pedophilic priests can marry you if you want (Sorry Father Geoff!). Separation of church and state is supposed to exist so I'm not sure why this is even happening. Same sex marriage is legal in other countries and they seem to be doing all right yet for some reason US citizens won't allow it to happen.
I'm not even a big fan of marriage in general - divorce rates being what they are - the heterosexual population is doing just fine in 'destroying the sanctity of marriage' all by themselves. What is important is the benefits that marriage gives to couples and if two consenting adults wish to enter into a civil contract to have those benefits, why the HELL NOT?
And to all the people out there who say 'We voted on it, get over it!' - if the situation were reversed would you let people walk all over you?
We will continue to fight so get ready to rumble, baby!