In Maine, a referendum that would have allowedsame-sex couples to marry was voted down.
The defeat is a setback for a gay-rights movement which has found New England most receptive to same-sex marriage in recent years.
The measure was passed by the Maine legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci in May but had not taken effect, pending the outcome of the vote.
Gay marriage has lost in every state in which it has been put to a popular vote – most recently in California last...Full Story