Written by Instinct Staff |
Tuesday, 03 November 2009
|Tags: elections, 2009, vote, maine, question 1, washington, referendum 71, ballot, results, marriage equality, domestic partnerships, win, loss|
As of 1:32 a.m. (ET), the New York Times has called Maine's Question 1, and it is unfortunately reminiscent of this time last year in California. Once again, a very slim majority has voted to take away the rights of GLBT citizens. As of press time with 87% of precincts reporting, Question 1 to remove same-sex couples' right to marry was ahead a mere 30k votes (52% yes, 48% no).
In better news, as of press time Washington's Referendum 71 -- the "everything but marriage" ballot initiative -- is looking positive, but with only 50% of precincts reporting the NYT considers it too early to call.
We'll have a full round-up for you tomorrow morning, so be sure to check back.