Meanwhile… Up in Maine

On May 6, 2009 Maine became the first state in the country to pass a marriage bill through its Legislature and have it signed by its Governor.[1] Unfortunately for Mainers, that equal marraige legislation was later overturned at the ballot box by Maine voters.

Today however, Why Marriage Matters Maine, EqualityMaine, and GLAD announced they are moving to get marriage back on the ballot in Maine in November 2012.

For the past year and a half, EqualityMaine and GLAD been focused on moving Mainers to be more supportive of marriage for gay and lesbian people. Since March, we’ve had one-on-one conversations with more than 20,000 Mainers about marriage; we’ve already changed a lot of minds and we’re changing more every day.

Now, after extensive conversation and consultation, with you – our members – we are excited to take the next step in the campaign to win marriage for all Mainers.

We intend to ask Mainers at the ballot in November 2012 to support marriage equality – and we believe that Maine people will do so. The process of winning the freedom to marry begins today with the submission of proposed ballot language to the Maine Secretary of State.

Visit Why Marriage Matters Maine’s website to learn how you can support their efforts.


[1] EqualityMaine

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  • Good Luck, Maine. It takes real MOXIE to put your rights up to a popular vote!