This is highly encouraging, as Maine prepares to go to the polls (yet again) to vote on people’s civil rights. At least it looks like we’re about to get rid of the Religious Right talking point that says that “every time it’s put to a vote, people vote to proteck terdishnul murge.”
The poll also shows 55 percent of voters support a referendum to legalize marriage between gay and lesbian couples, while only 36 percent oppose the proposed law. If passed, the referendum will provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples without requiring any religion or clergy to perform a ceremony that would violate their religious doctrine. In 2009, Maine voters repealed a law legalizing same-sex marriage.