Question Drafted for Maine Anti-Gay Marriage Referendum Petitions

Maine 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

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.

Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:54am ETC by Andy Towle
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