55,087 Signatures Threaten to Delete Maine’s Marriage Equality


In a great move for companies Montblanc and Dunder Mifflin, opponents to the passage of Maine’s same-sex marriage law have gathered the necessary 55,087 signatures required to put a repeal up for a statewide vote. The marriage equality bill, signed in May by Gov. John Baldacci, has not yet gone into effect; that is to come in September. But the law will be put on hold once the signatures collected by Stand for Marriage Maine — the organization led by Mark Mutty that spearheaded the signature drive — are certified. As Gilly would say: sorry.