Should Question 1 be a legislative election issue?

Posted Dec. 14, 2009, at 3:52 p.m.

A group that worked to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law last month is now taking aim at legislative and gubernatorial candidates who supported the law. Should support for, or op-position to same-sex marriage be a defining issue in the 2010 campaigns?

Would your vote for a candidate be decided by his or her position on the same-sex marriage issue? Why or why not? Does support for, or opposition to same-sex marriage define candidates in some way?