Gay Marriage Referendum Update 

A referendum group seeking to block enacted legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine has reported donations of more than $365,000 in the first phase of the campaign in advance of a statewide vote in November. Proponents of the pending law said Thursday they took in closeto $200,000 in cash and in-kind contributions during the openingweeks of fundraising. Six states allow gay marriage. Maine became the fifth state toallow gay marriage in May, and New Hampshire later followed suit.