Wa-hoo! Supporters of marriage equality collected nearly double the petition signatures required to get the question of same-sex marriage on next year’s ballot. Equality Maine launched the petition drive back in August for a ballot initiative that would ask the citizens of Maine:
“Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation of their religious beliefs?”
Supporters needed to get 57,277 voters’ signatures by Jan. 30, 2012 to get the initiative on the ballot, and they blew that out of the water by collecting a total of nearly 100,000 signatures. Furthermore 396 volunteers collected 36,000 on this past Election Day alone.
November 2012, here we come!
Via LGBTQ Nation