I especially love how the Portland diocese has been passing around collection baskets for donations to the "Yes on 1" campaign in Maine. It just seems like this is California all over again, except with Catholics instead of Mormons. So far, the Diocese has donated more than 270K. Granted this is far less than the amount the Mormons donated in California, but Maine is also a far smaller state.
I really don't want to see another California happen in New England... I really don't! It's bad enough that Rhode Island hasn't passed it with 92% of its House and 87% of its house being democratic. However, Rhode Island is well... Pretty much just a bunch of Portuguese Roman Catholics. So it's not surprising.
But I have hope for Maine.
I just wish states would ditch this whole ballot initiative crap. It's incredibly flawed. You don't allow the majority to decide the rights of the minority. It's as simple as that.