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While Prop 8 has become an ongoing battle in California the frontlines have moved to Maine. Shortly after legislation was passed in May 2009 to guarantee marriage rights to homosexual couples 'Question 1' was introduced to take those rights away.

In May 2009 the Maine Legislature approved a bill that would make same-sex marriage legal there. The Governor signed the bill and it was to have gone into effect in September 2009. But anti-gay marriage activists collected enough signatures to put the measure up for a public vote.
Answer: On November 3, 2009 Maine voters will decide whether or not same-sex marriage will be legal in that state.
The wording of Question 1 is as follows:

Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?

Update: On November 4, 2009 Maine voters decided to reject the law that allowed same-sex marriage in Maine.

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On October 10-11 of this year thousands of protesters descended on the mall in Washington, D.C. to rally for the causes and rights of the LGBTQ communities. Check out more coverage here.

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