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Opinions vary on how to word Maine's same-sex marriage ballot question
Kennebec Journal • Jul 19, 2012
Summers received 662 public comments, which fall roughly into four categories: keep it as is (197), change it so voters know it will redefine marriage (140), change it to include wording about the religious exemption (293), and random responses (32) that were mostly opinions about same-sex marriage, not the wording of the question, according to statistics from the Secretary of State's Office and an analysis by MaineToday Media.
Summers now has until July 30 to decide whether to stick to the original wording or tweak it. Megan Sanborn, Summers' spokeswoman, said he will begin consideration today and will meet with high-level deputies in the office this week. His decision can be appealed to Superior Court.
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