Opponents of same-sex marriage, with massive funding already from the Catholic Church and National Organization for Marriage, have submitted the signatures needed to put a measure on the ballot to repeal Maine’s new law:
Opponents of Maine’s new gay marriage law have submitted petitions seeking a November referendum on the measure.
Leaders of the Stand for Marriage campaign said Friday they collected more than 100,000 signatures of registered Maine voters.
Cartons containing the petitions have been turned into the secretary of state’s office to be certified.
A November referendum will be held if at least 55,087 signatures are certified by Sept. 4. The referendum would ask voters whether the law should stand.
Our side’s campaign is now: No on 1/Protect Maine Equality. They want to be very clear that it’s a “NO” vote to protect equality. The campaign had a rally yesterday in Portland to gear up for the battle. Jesse Connolly, the campaign manager just sent out an email with the message:
It’s official: we are going to have to fight to protect marriage equality in Maine on November’s ballot.
Now that we know for sure there will be a public vote, everyone has to step up. Everyone. This can’t be another Prop. 8. The LGBT groups, the rich donors, our straight allies, we all have to pitch in to save marriage. Our ActBlue page is here. (Maine is a relatively inexpensive state, so every dollar matters. And, Jesse Connolly, one of the best politicos in Maine, is going to run a very aggressive and sophisticated operation.)
This is going to be the main LGBT equality event of the fall. This is really about keeping our rights. And, we can’t lose this time. So, help out. Donate to save marriage in Maine.