Maine's Gay Marriage Law Now In Hands Of Voters, Ads Hit The Airwaves

  • metta

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    Sep 04, 2009 1:32 AM GMT


    Governor John Baldacci of Maine has formally put the state's marriage equality law into the hands of voters after he signed a measure allowing a referendum on it in November. Anti-gay marriage supporters gathered nearly 100,000 signatures for their petition to get an initiative repealing the law on the ballot, far surpassing the number required

    However, gay activists are confident about the campaign to protect marriage equality. They are heralding the first ads to go on the air as


    Another ad was released today by "NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality."

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    Sep 04, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    So far so good. Especially in comparison to the NO ON PROP 8, which were terrible.
    Here's hoping it does not pass. ^_^
  • Sparkycat

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    Sep 04, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    I'm in Iowa, and I read a news article recently about those pesky Mormons making plans to begin pouring money into the state to overturn the recent ruling allowing same-sex marriage. I think they're fighting a lost cause. The tide is turning against them, and I don't think they have enough bucks to invade every progressive state.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 04, 2009 9:03 AM GMT

    It would be nice if gay marriage - with full faith and privilege - would be granted and that it, as desired in gymnastics, would stick. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 04, 2009 11:19 AM GMT
    Those ads are terrific. And I think there's a very good chance that Maine will indeed do the right thing. Fingers crossed.