Sunday, 21 August 2011

Strong Start For Gay Marriage Campaign In Maine

A campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maine with a citizen's initiative is off to a strong start, the AP reported.
In 2009, gay marriage foes narrowly (53%) repealed a law approved by lawmakers with a “people's veto” at the the ballot box.
Now, backers hope to make Maine the first state to legalize the institution through the same democratic process.
The state's largest gay rights group EqualityMaine gathered more than 5,000 signatures on Saturday, the first official day of petition-gathering. To qualify for the 2012 ballot, supporters need to collect the signatures of 57,277 registered voters.
-full report at  On Top Magazine 

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