PORTLAND, Maine — The Stand for Marriage campaign announced Thursday that it has launched a new Web site, www.standformarriagemaine.com.
The group supports traditional marriage and the repeal of the same-sex marriage law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. John Baldacci earlier this year. A question asking voters if they want to repeal the law likely will appear on the November ballot as Question 1.
“Our Web site serves a key role in bringing Mainers together,” Marc Mutty, campaign manager of Stand for Marriage Maine, said in a press release. “It is a one-stop place for voters who are interested in preserving traditional marriage to learn more about precisely what’s at stake with Question 1.”
Mutty is on leave from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to work on the campaign.
Protect Maine Equality, the campaign opposing the repeal of the same-sex marriage law, earlier this month launched its Web site at www.protectmaineequality.org.
Petitions submitted July 31 to the Secretary of State’s Office to place a people’s veto question on the ballot are not expected to be certified until the end of next week, according to Julie Flynn, head of the Division of Corporations and Elections.
Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are moving forward with their campaigns under the assumption that a question will be on the ballot.
The law defining marriage as between two people rather than a man and a woman is scheduled to become law on Sept. 12. It will be stayed pending the outcome of the Nov. 3 election if the Secretary of State’s Office finds that at least 55,087 of the 100,373 collected signatures are valid.