“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 marriages?” That’s the language that will be put before voters if opponents can gather some 55,087 certified signatures. And if they do?
Then gay marriage won’t be coming to Maine. At least not yet.
The legislature’s passing of the law on May 6 means citizens should get their new rights within 90 days (that’s next month!). But if Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap receives enough “people’s veto” signatures, the law will be tabled until a state-wide election, where voters will decide the bill’s fate.
At least we’ll get to see some creative television ads?
If only a certain elected official would voice his support on the matter, especially since Maine voted for the guy.