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History’s Repetition

November 5, 2009

The Bangor Daily News has an editorial today on Tuesday’s outcome for marriage equality.  My favorite nugget:

Ninety years early, Maine sent mixed messages about extending voting rights to women, before finally doing so. After the Legislature strongly endorsed women’s suffrage in 1917, a people’s veto took back those voting rights. Two years later, however, Maine voters changed course and voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended the right to vote to women.

 

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  1. Tegan McRae permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:34 pm

    Hopefully history repeats itself in this case!

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