Maine’s Gay Marriage Equality Referendum Wording Finalized

The final wording will be:

Do you want to  allow the State of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex  couples?

Both supporters and opponets of the referendum seem pleased with the wording. From the Portland Press Herald:

“We are pleased that the secretary of state took into account our  concerns and has changed the question to more accurately reflect the  contents of the citizens’ initiative,” Matt McTighe, campaign manager  for Mainers United for Marriage, said in a statement.

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A leader of Protect Marriage Maine, a political action committee that  opposes the referendum, said the new question finds a satisfactory  middle ground.

“I would have preferred it to have language asking whether you want to  redefine marriage,” said Rev. Bob Emrich, chairman of Protect Maine  Marriage. He added that he was pleased the new question does not include  “misleading” language about protections for religious liberties.

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One Response to Maine’s Gay Marriage Equality Referendum Wording Finalized

  1. only if all things were worded so simple.

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