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Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

In Maine, a gay-marriage conversation

In the future, when advocacy groups consider ways to win elections, rest assured they’ll be studying Maine.

In a year where gay marriage made unprecedented gains in the ballot box, Maine still managed to make history: On Election Day, it became the first state to pass same-sex marriage through a citizens’ initiative petition, as opposed to a vote to uphold a law or reject a “defense of marriage” referendum.

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