Maine's new gay-rights law was repealed in last week's special election by a 51-
Maine's new gay-rights law was repealed in last week's special election by a 51-49 margin. Thirty percent of registered voters went to the polls, and the election was decided by less than 7,000 votes. The repeal effort was backed by the Christian Civic League of Maine and the Christian Coalition of Maine. Steve Wessler of the Maine Attorney General's Office said his biggest concern about the vote is what it means for gay teenagers. Dave Garrity of the Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance said the biggest obstacle in the campaign was the short period between the time the people's veto petitions cleared and the date of the election. Details; "Just the Facts" piece with election results.
Homosexuality Law and legislation, Referendums (State)
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