In Maine, marriage has always been defined as a union of one man and one woman.

There was a day when “voter” meant, and had always meant, “adult, white, male property owner.”

There was a day when “person” meant “white person.”

There was a day when interracial sex was defined as criminal.

There was a day when “sex” meant “copulation by married persons in the missionary position.”

There was a day when a wife was defined as the property of her husband.

One of the great virtues of American democracy is that we get the chance to fix our mistakes.

Joe Edwards, Readfield

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