Yes, gay people's lives are about to be "voted on" again next week. -- In 2 states. 1. On Tuesday, November 3, Maine voters go to the ballot box regarding whether or not to repeal gay marriage -- called "Question 1". This was legally passed via state legislature and a governor's signature. Almost $3 million was raised to run negative ads (most of it centering on children; as in the little girl running home saying "Mommy. mommy, we read a story today where a prince marries a prince... and the teacher said someday I can marry a PRINCESS!"... CUT TO: Mommy's horrified reaction), and over half of this money was given by the National Organization for Marriage -- this is the group that tried to make an Anita Bryant-like spokesperson out of Miss California; and the group that spearheaded CA's "Yes on 8" campaign. The California Prop 8 / Maine Question 1 "Echo Chamber": YouTube - Yes on 1 Everything to do with children Echo Chamber -------------------- 2. Washington state is also voting on Nov. 3 on "Referendum 71". The state legislature signed a comprehensive domestic partnership bill into law -- they call it the "everything but marriage" law; meaning, it's not called marriage and I thought that's what some conservatives wanted -- but enough signatures were collected to "vote" on whether domestic partnerships laws, which were legally passed in the first place, should be extended to s/s couples. -------------------- Here's a cute parody of the National Organization for Marriage's commercial "The Gathering Storm": YouTube - The Best Parody of NOM's "Gathering Storm" Ad -------------------- Also: Some guy in CA, John Marcotte, is trying to collect enough signatures to get his "California Protection of Marriage Act" onto the ballot. I think it's a goof, but this ballot measure seeks to ban divorce. His argument is that divorce is a bigger threat to traditional marriage than gay marriage is. It'll be nice to see this actually get enough sigs to qualify.