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Election Day Round-Up: Gay Marriage in Maine, NYC's Mayor, Etc.

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While elections locally weren't exactly a topic around town, they were nationally and the outcomes are still relevant to Los Angeles and California.

One year after Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in California, Maine faced a similar fate. After the state's assembly and governor approved gay marriage earlier this year, the voter-initiated Question 1 was placed on the ballot asking "Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?" Question 1 passed with 53% of the vote.

In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, won his third term in office by a small margin.