Thursday, April 24, 2014
Regardless of which side you support on the gay marriage issue, there is one important difference from the 2009 campaign.
Three years ago, a yes vote meant you opposed gay marriage and a no vote meant you supported it. That's because it was a people's veto, which called for a repeal of a law.
This time around, it's much clearer for voters. The question -- "Do you want to allow the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?" -- means if you support it, you vote yes. If you don't, you vote no.
So for those of you driving around with three-year-old bumper stickers, the Christian Civic League issued this reminder today:
"The Christian Civic League reminds you that we are voting "No on One" this Fall. If you still have a "Yes on One" bumper sticker from the campaign that overturned same sex marriage, please remove it to avoid confusion."Tweet
Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.
Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
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On Twitter: @stevemistler
Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
Eric can be reached at 791-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @pphericrussell
Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
Matt can be reached at 791-6303 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @mattbyrnePPH
Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
Randy can be reached at 791-6346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @randybillings
Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc
Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
Michael can be reached at 621-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME