Gay Marriage Supporters Plan Referendum in Maine

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 03:39 PM

 

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Gay marriage supporters in Maine are laying the groundwork for another referendum on the issue, one day after Rhode Island lawmakers approved civil unions for gay couples.

Gay marriage supporters say many have changed their minds since state voters overturned a same-sex marriage law in 2009. They said Thursday they're filing a written application with election officials to start the process of gathering 57,000 signatures to put the matter on the November 2012 ballot.

Matt McTighe from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders says polls show 53 percent of Mainers now support gay marriage. In 2009, gay marriage was rejected by the same margin.

Gay marriage supporters hope to build in momentum in Rhode Island and in New York, which earlier this month became the sixth state to allow gay marriage.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Peter King, Press Corps Irked Over White House Boston Observance

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 22:16 PM

The White House press corps was unhappy that it was not allowed access to a moment of silence for Boston Marathon victim . . .

Arizona State Rep: 'Can't Recognize My Country' in Rancher Dispute

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 18:47 PM

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may have been partly to blame for his standoff with federal authorities, but the government' . . .

Bill Allows Snap Inspections of Arizona Abortion Clinics

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 20:58 PM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise in . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved