Mainers United for Marriage

MAINERS UNITED FOR MARRIAGE is the campaign to win the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Maine. Take action today to help us win on November 6th.

THE INITIATIVE

On Jan. 26, members of The Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition delivered more than 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State to place a citizen’s initiative on the Nov. 6, 2012, ballot with the intent of allowing same-sex couples to receive a marriage license while also protecting religious freedom.

On Feb. 23, the Secretary of State confirmed that more than enough signatures had been collected to place the citizen’s initiative on the ballot.

The title of the Legislation is: “An Act to Allow Marriage Licenses for Same Sex Couples and Protect Religious Freedom.”

This November, Question 1 on Maine’s ballot will read:
“Do you want to allow the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?”
This November, Question 1 on Maine’s ballot will read:
“Do you want to allow the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?”

The citizen’s initiative would allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license in Maine. In addition, it also provides that no clery person or religious institution is required to perform or to host a marriage against his or her religious beliefs.

THE COALITION

The Mainers United for Marriage Coalition is a broad coalition of groups and people working to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Maine. We are united in our belief that marriage matters to the thousands of same-sex couples who call Maine home. We are united in our belief that allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples strengthens families and strengthens the state we love. And, we are united in our hope that the people of Maine will join us in supporting the freedom to marry for all of Maine’s loving, committed same-sex couples.

For a complete list of businesses who are part of the coalition, click here. For a complete list of supporting faith organizations, click here.

JOIN MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE OF FAITH FOR THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

UPCOMING COALITION EVENTS:

Portland Hope.Gate.Way – It Starts With You | September 25th
Damariscotta Faith Training – It Starts With You | Wednesday, September 26th
South Portland Faith Training – It Starts With You | Sunday September 26th
Maine Trans Net Training – It Starts With You |Friday September 28th 
Falmouth Faith Training – It Starts With You | Saturday September 29th
Augusta Faith Training – It Starts With You | Sunday September 30th
Portland Faith Training – It Starts With You | Sunday September 30th
Portland Faith Training (First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church) – It Starts With You | Sunday September 30th 

The  Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition is a broad coalition of groups apeople working to win the freedom to marry
for same-sex couples in Maine. We are united in our belief that marriage matters to the thousands of same-sex couples
who call Maine home. We are united in our belief that allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples strengthens
families and strengthens the state we love. And, we are united in our hope that the people of Maine will join us in
supporting the freedom to marry for all of Maine’s loving, committed same-sex couples.

TO JOIN THE COALITION, CLICK HERE. 

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