The news from Maine, while disheartening, is not entirely bad. When I first came out, a loss by only that margin would have been unimaginable. Also, consider the amount by which the goalpost has shifted. Now, we fight over marriage; in the early nineties, people seriously considered writing sodomy laws into the Constitution of Kentucky. While social evolution can seem glacially slow, we are on the right side of history, and our enemies must know that on some level.