Yesterday, voters in the state of Maine took away the right to marry from same-sex couples. Soulforce Executive Director, Jeff Lutes, issued the following statement:
"Today our hearts go out to the LGBTQ people of Maine who have suffered a terrible set back. We feel for them, for their children, and for family members, friends, and allies who are suffering with them. In time, broken hearts will heal and the sadness will turn to focused outrage and a renewed passion for achieving full marriage equality in Maine, and in every state. Justice has been delayed for now, but it will not be denied forever. We must continue to educate people, resist the religion-based prejudice that leads directly to inequality, and hold our heads high. Ultimately, we will be victorious."