18 Aug '11, 4pm

Maine Gay Marriage Push Gets OK

Same-sex marriage advocates in Maine have been given the go ahead to start collecting signatures to put the question of legalizing same-sex marriage on the 2012 ballot after the text of the ballot question was approved by Maine’s secretary of state this week. From Bangor Daily News: A coalition of same-sex marriage advocates led by EqualityMaine is set to begin gathering signatures as early as this weekend. If that effort is successful, Maine voters would be asked in November 2012 this question: “Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation of their religious beliefs?” Pastor Michael Gray of Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church, one of six original signers of the initiative petition, thanked Secretary of State Charlie Summers for ...

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