According to a Washington Post report, Maine may achieve a historic first:
Gay rights activists in Maine, the only New England state that doesn’t allow gay marriage or civil unions, moved Thursday toward forcing a second statewide vote on the marriage question, and their opponents say they’ll be ready for a fight.
Polling data indicates that the tide may have shifted against the forces of discrimination.
One of those eager to vote again is the Rev. Michael Gray, a Methodist pastor in Old Orchard Beach.
Gray said he was a longtime conservative who changed his mind “after study, prayer and patience.”
If the referendum succeeds in overturning the anti-gay measures, they will be the first state to approve gay marriage by popular vote.