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  •  Have any ever succeeded? (1+ / 0-)
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    Setsuna Mudo

    Isn't the success rate substantially better in legislatures than referendum?  I'd rather frame it as an issue combined with fighting LePage than just the issue itself, especially in a rural state like Maine.

    •  Gay marriage went down 53-47 in 2009 (2+ / 0-)
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      Setsuna Mudo, jncca

      with presidential turnout + 3 years of old voters leaving the electorate and young voters entering, it could pass...

      21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 07:09:29 AM PST

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      •  I menat everywhere (1+ / 0-)
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        Setsuna Mudo

        Has the issue passed anywhere via referendum?  I just think its unlikely to pass, even if you think the population shift will make the difference.  And i really don't want it going down in 2012 by more than 2009, which would be very bad.

        •  in Washington the civil unions passed referendum (1+ / 0-)
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          Setsuna Mudo

          in 2007?  53-47 and it looks like gay marriage is going to be taken to referendum there as well.  Marriage equality has had leads in WA and MN polling so far this year.  

          •  it wasn't civil unions (0+ / 0-)

            it was expanded rights for domestic partnerships. but yeah, the trend towards more favor for gay marriage is obvious. Look at the difference between CA's Prop 22 (2000) and Prop 8 (2008). Getting from 51-49 to 49-51 is just as easy as getting from 53-47 to 51-49.

            21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

            by sapelcovits on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:38:33 AM PST

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