Gay Marriage Ballot Question Drafted 

Maine election officials have drafted the question that will appear on the state referendum ballot if opponents of the recently enacted same-sex marriage collect enough signatures. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Tuesday the question that will appear on petitions is as follows:”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?” Dunlap said the petitioners have until 90 days after the Legislature adjourns to collect 55,087 signatures. His office then has 30 days to certify the signatures and determine whether to hold up the law until a statewide vote.