Same-Sex Marriage 

On Election Day, volunteers from the group EqualityMaine were posted at petition tables in nearly 100 polling places, and spoke with thousands of voters about marriage for same-sex couples.

EqualityMaine’s Betsy Smith says that by the end of the day, volunteers had identified and collected contact information from more than 33,000 voters.

There is no active initiative to get a gay marriage question on the Maine ballot.

In California, voters amended the state constitution to define marriage as a heterosexual act. Overriding a state Supreme Court ruling that briefly gave same-sex couples the right to wed. Gay-marriage bans also passed on Tuesday in Arizona and Florida.