GAY RIGHTS REFERENDUM
Maine voters back legalizing same-sex marriage
Election reverses rejection in ’09
PORTLAND, MAINE — As hundreds of gay marriage supporters massed in a downtown Portland hotel, results remained unclear for Question 1, the Maine ballot initiative that would legalize marriage for gays and lesbians. With 6 percent of precincts reporting, TV station WMTW reported that 55 percent of those votes had been in support of the popular referendum. But David Farmer, spokesman for Mainers United for Marriage, said the group is not calling victory or defeat until at least a majority of the votes are counted.