Governor John Baldacci signed marriage equality into law on May 6.
The AP: "Maine's gay marriage law was scheduled to take effect next month, but it's been sidetracked as state election officials verify petitions submitted to force a statewide referendum.The law will be stayed and a November election called if state election officials certify the signatures of at least 55,087 registered voters. Gay marriage opponents say they collected more than 100,000 signatures."
The anti-gay marriage campaign is being run by the folks who ran California's "Yes on 8" campaign.
The new ad does not make specific mention of the measure — "Vote No on 1" — or use its logo, though the campaign to defend marriage equality is in full swing, and you can find out more about how you can help HERE.
If marriage equality is lost in Maine, the consequences for the recently passed laws across New England could be disastrous. Much help is needed.
Watch the new ad, AFTER THE JUMP...