Congratulations for marriage and families in Maine. Gay marriage was defeated (repealed actually) in Maine yesterday by popular vote. As this article points out, the Maine event is significant for 2 reasons.
First, the vote in Maine marks the first occasion on which gay marriage was being overturned after having been put in place by a legislature. In California, for instance, the courts had imposed gay marriage. In Maine, the law was rightfully passed by the legislature, but rejected by the people.
Second, this marks a significant statement in that every time the matter has come for a vote, gay marriage has lost. In 31 states elections have been held, and all 31 times gay marriage has been defeated. It seems clear that Americans do not desire to redefine marriage and family; the traditional order is preferred.