Maine Lawmakers Send Marriage Equality Directly to Voters

Maine Public Broadcasting Network
March 14, 2012

On the heels of the Maine House of Representatives, the Maine Senate on Wednesday voted to send a ballot question about marriage equality directly to Maine voters. The Legislature could have required a public hearing on the issue, or even added a competing measure, such as civil unions, to the November ballot. What today's Senate vote means is that marriage for loving and committed same-sex couples is officially on the ballot for November and will be decided upon by the people of Maine.