November 3rd, 2009
01:41 PM ET

Maine's same-sex marriage vote generates buzz on Twitter

Program Note: Tune in tonight for Randi Kaye's report on Maine's Question 1 ballot issue. AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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In Maine today, voters will decide whether or not to repeal a state law that would allow same-sex couples to marry. Both sides are expecting a razor thin margin of victory and early polling shows it’s too close to call. People from all over the country are watching out for the results, and donating money to try to influence it.

Eighty-three percent of the money for the campaign against same-sex marriage has come from the Roman Catholic Church and the Mormon-backed National Organization for Marriage. Supporters of same-sex marriage are ahead in contributions, with a great deal of support coming from individual donors in California, where activists hope to overturn Proposition 8.

The momentum is building on Twitter today. #Maine is one of the top 10 topics trending on Twitter.

Check out the Twitter traffic related to this topic here and let us know what you think!

Filed under: 360° Radar • Same-Sex Marriage • Twitter
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Tim Gibson

    Even a year after prop 8 in California, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that a vote of the people can strip a minority of the basis civil rights under the law and the constitution.

    Until this type of witch hunt stops there will be no cross of the divide in this nation, much less this world.

    November 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm |