Question Drafted for Maine Anti-Gay Marriage Referendum Petitions
If opponents of marriage equality in Maine collect enough signatures, they will put a referendum on the ballot that Mainers will have the opportunity to vote on. Here is the question that will appear on petitions:
"Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?"
The Morning Sentinel reports: "The current threshold to force a so-called 'people's veto' is 55,087 certified signatures. Petitioners have until 90 days after the Legislature adjourns to collect 55,087 signatures. The secretary of state then has 30 days to certify the signatures. If the secretary of state rules that sufficient signatures have been affixed on the instrument of petition, the stay continues until after the voters decide on the question at a statewide election."
Hopefully, Mainers will have the sense to reject this referendum.