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D.C. Activists Respond To Gay Marriage Vote In Maine

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Voters in Maine overturned the state's same-sex marriage law Tuesday, delivering a blow those leading the push for gay marriage here in D.C.

Sultan Shakir, field director for the Human Rights Campaign, says the vote in Maine will not derail the effort to let same-sex couples marry in the District. "Well the initial reaction was disappointment," said Shakir. "I don't think there is ever a reason to slowdown on expanding equality, regardless of what happens in Maine."

Local opponents of gay marriage are calling Tuesday's results a "victory." They have tried to put similar measures on the ballot here in D.C. But their initial effort was blocked by the D.C. Board of Elections for violating the city's Human Rights Act.

Another ruling is expected later this month.

Patrick Madden reports...

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