Maine same-sex marriage measure officially on November ballot
AUGUSTA, Maine: Last week the secretary of state's office confirmed that Maine Same-Sex Marriage People's Veto supporters collected sufficient valid signatures to place the measure on the state ballot. That same day, on September 3, Gov. John Baldacci signed a formal proclamation to place the measure on the November 3, 2009. The measure calls for voters to repeal a same-sex marriage law that was signed into law by the governor in May 2009, making the state the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. On September 3 the governor said, "I fully support this legislation and believe it guarantees that all Maine citizens are treated equally under our state’s civil marriage laws. But I also have a constitutional obligation to set the date for the election once the secretary of state has certified that enough signatures have been submitted."