The Maine Sexual Orientation Referendum
, on the ballot as Question 1
, was on the November 8, 2005
election ballot in Maine
as a veto referendum
. Voters were asked whether they wished to reject a recently-enacted law passed by the Maine State Legislature
that made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in the state.
| Maine Sexual Orientation Veto Referendum|
|Yes|| 181,926|| 45%|
45% of voters said "yes", which meant that the law was ratified and went into effect.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Do you want to reject the new law that would protect people from discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and credit based on their sexual orientation?