MAINE: Marriage Push Starts Well
One of the first day of their new campaign, marriage equality activists in Maine scored 10% of the total petition signatures they'll need.
Equality Maine targeted a number of communities including Portland, Kennebunk, Biddeford, York, Bangor, Ellsworth and Brunswick on Saturday. The idea was to hit heavily attended summer festivals. On Sunday, Equality Maine put the tally at 5,200. To put gay marriage on the 2012 ballot, organizers need to collect at least 57,277 voters' signatures by Jan. 30. The bill would first go to the Legislature, which would have an option to pass it.