Maine Gay Marriage Law Repealed
We prevailed because the people of Maine, the silent majority, the folks back home spoke with their vote tonight.
Silent majority -- but how funny is it that the word "silent" speaks volumes. These voters are silent because denying gay people the right to marry is hateful and unconstitutional. These voters are silent because the last time there was so much hatred and fear and religion-mongering around marriage in the US it was because people of two different races -- like my mother and father -- wanted to marry and be recognized and have their lives, their liberty, their happiness.
Some knew what was right then, and thanks to them, anti-miscegenation laws were overturned. The people who worked to overturn anti-miscegenation laws are heroes.
We all know how history has looked upon those who opposed mixed-race marriages.
These voters are silent because no one wants to go down in history as full of fear and hate, and as someone who would strip rights from another human being. They know how it looks, how it's wrong, and may they be shamed enough to do what is right someday soon.
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