Do signatures presage marriage law repeal?

Posted Aug. 03, 2009, at 2:28 p.m.

Opponents of Maine’s same-sex marriage law delivered more than 100,000 signatures — nearly twice the number needed — to the secretary of state’s office Friday to put a repeal of the law on the November ballot. Does this signal that the law will be repealed by voters? Should the law be repealed or are gays and lesbians entitled to the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples?