Thursday, 8 September 2011

Same-sex marriage gains steam on U Maine campus

"Supporters of a citizens’ initiative proposing a law allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state of Maine will be on campus full-force during the upcoming months.

Volunteers and supporters aim to collect, by this November, the needed 57,277 signatures required to put the initiative on the November 2012 ballot.

Members of Equality Maine will collect signatures in and around the Memorial Union at the University of Maine, as well as at upcoming campus events, in an attempt to finish collecting signatures before the holiday season picks up.

“[UMaine] is a good place to get a lot of support. And this is support that we really need,” said Equality Maine volunteer David Cox, a technician at UMaine’s DNA Sequencing Facility. “We need to talk to everybody to get their signatures.”"

-read more at Maine Campus

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