Despite progress being made, after all, we still see people trying to legalize discrimination against members of the LGBT community. Even though the governor signed a bill into law recognizing same sex marriage in Maine back in 2009, for instance, we saw Maggie Gallagher and her cronies were able to successfully repeal the legislation. After seeing the success in New York, however, it looks like activists in Maine are going to try to restore basic equaity in the state once again.
With momentum growing from last week’s victory in New York, supporters of marriage equality think that the time has come for another try in Maine.Just like the efforts in New York, this isn't going to be easy and could come right down to the wire. And the challenge starts right from the beginning as marriage equality supporters have until January to collect the 57,000 signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot in November of 2012.
Today, EqualityMaine will launch a campaign to gather signatures to place marriage equality on the ballot in November 2012.