Maine drafts gay marriage ballot question

Posted on 21 May 2009 at 7:05pm
By Associated Press

Catholic Diocese expects people of all faiths to vote against marriage law

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland says it expects people of all faiths — and those with no religious background as well — to come together to defeat the state’s recently enacted same-sex marriage law.

Spokesman Mark Mutty predicts efforts to create a coalition to jettison the law will become "one of the biggest grass-roots movements in Maine history."

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap on Tuesday, May 19 approved the wording of a question that would go to a statewide referendum.

That clears gay marriage foes to begin collecting the signatures of at least 55,087 registered voters to get the measure on the state ballot.

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