Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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 targets all of Maine's political wildlife, from Portland city government to the donkeys, elephants and independents stalking the Statehouse and U.S. Capitol.
John Richardson joined the Press Herald in 1990 after working as a reporter in New Jersey. He has covered a variety of beats, including marine issues, the environment and health care. He is now covering politics and focusing on Maine's U.S. Senate race.
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Colin Woodard has covered politics and elections for more than two decades, from Bosnia and Bucharest to Washington, D.C., Augusta, and Portland City Hall. He has written for a wide range of national and international publications and is the author of four books, including "American Nations," a history of North America's regional cultures. He joined the Portland Press Herald at the end of April and covers political finance and lobbying, among other things.
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Susan Cover has covered Maine politics for 10 years and worked in Kansas, Ohio and Rhode Island as a reporter. This year, she is focusing on covering the same-sex marriage debate for MaineToday Media.
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Michael Shepherd joined MaineToday Media in May 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono, where he edited The Maine Campus, the student newspaper there. Until November he'll be writing the Truth Test, a recurring feature analyzing political statements and advertising.
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