This year, Maine's legislature passed marriage equality and Governor John Baldacci signed it into law on May 6, 2009.
In Maine, anyone who can gather enough signatures can force a vote on legislation using the "people's veto." The Catholic Bishop in Maine has teamed up with hard-core anti-gay activists to force a public vote on marriage equality. That referendum will be set for November, 2009. On July 31, the ant-gay forces submitted their signatures.
No on 1/Protect Maine Equality is the campaign that will preserve marriage equality. This will be a cutting-edge effort, which, with our help, will be the first referendum victory for full marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Our side will need resources. The anti-gay forces seem to have an unlimited supply of cash to fight against us. So, please give what you can. In Maine, it really will make a difference.
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