Michael Falcone reports:
Maine voters on Tuesday repealed a state law granting same-sex couples the right to marry, defeating an effort by gay activists who hoped the state would become the first to approve gay marriage at the polls.
Nearly 53 percent of voters opted to throw out a same-sex marriage law passed by the state legislature in May, while 47 percent voted to uphold it, with 87 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning.
The vote in Maine was being closely watched by both supporters and opponents of gay marriage across the country one year after voters in the most populous state, California, passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Only five states currently allow same-sex marriage.
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