Gay Rights in Maine 

(AP) The Christian Civic League of Maine’s Michael Heath says the evangelical group that led the push is &quot:pulling the plug.&quot: Heath says the group collected only a third of the number of voters’ signatures it wanted during the June 10th primaries and failed to draw the volunteer support it had hoped for.

Besides wiping Maine’s law protecting gays from discrimination off the books, the initiative sought to bar the use of state funds by the attorney general’s office for its civil rights teams and reaffirm Maine’s law that restricts marriages to one man and one woman.