Friday, June 19, 2009

Here They Come: Maine Gay Marriage Foes Will Use Prop. 8 Firm For Battle

The AP reports:

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gay marriage opponents in Maine have hired the California public relations firm that led the successful Prop 8 proposal to overturn same-sex marriage.

Schubert Flint Public Affairs will manage the campaign to repeal Maine's gay marriage law, just as it did in California. Organizers of the veto effort are trying to collect the signatures of more than 55,000 registered Maine voters to put the question on the November ballot.

Meanwhile, supporters of Maine's gay marriage law have formed a new political action committee.

Maine Freedom to Marry announced Wednesday it has hired Jesse Connolly. Connolly is taking a leave of absence as the House speaker's chief of staff. Connolly led the successful 2005 campaign to retain the state's gay rights law.

You're about to be tested, Maine. You don't want to join California in being less progressive than Iowa, do you?