The New York Times
June 25, 2012
Three years after voters in Maine rejected marriage equality, they will consider the matter again in November. This time, advocates say they have reason for optimism. They point to a shift in public opinion, the personal support for marriage voiced last month by President Obama and what they believe is an effective door-to-door “persuasion” campaign throughout the state. In addition, the vote will take place in a presidential election year, when more young people, who overwhelmingly support marriage equality, are likely to turn out than in an off year.