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Gay marriage supporters seek win in Maine

Legalization was shot down by voters three years ago, but shifting attitudes have backers feeling hopeful this time

CORNISH, Maine — Three years ago, when this tiny town of antiques shops and farmland in western Maine joined the rest of the state in rejecting same-sex marriage, Teanna Thomas was too young to vote. From the sidelines, she challenged her parents, who opposed same-sex marriage.

Now 19, she will formally break with them on the issue on Nov. 6, with plans to support a ballot question allowing gay couples to marry.

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