Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maine to Vote on Gay Marriage....

Update: 11/4/09 Gay Marriage defeated on Maine's ballot
referendum. Audio w/ GLAD's Lee Swislow:
When will Americans learn that it's wrong to vote on basic
civil rights?? Governor John Baldacci of Maine has signed a
measure putting the state's gay marriage law up for a vote
in November. Gay marriage opponents needed at least 55,087
signatures of registered voters for the so-called People's Veto
& they turned in nearly 100,000 signatures. In May, Maine
became the 5th state to allow gay marriage. The gay marriage
law was supposed to go into effect this month, but it was put
on hold while the secretary of state's office validated the
number of signatures. "I fully support this legislation...but I
also have a constitutional obligation to set the date for the
election once the secretary of state has certified that enough
signatures have been submitted," Baldacci said......
Jesse Connolly, campaign manager for NO on 1/Protect Maine
Equality said, "Theirs is a cynical, pay-for-every-signature
approach that doesn't reflect the homegrown values of our state."
Updates to Come.....
Hear exclusive audio interview with Arline Isaacson on "America's Road
to Gay Marriage"
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