FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, gay marriage supporters carry boxes containing signed petitions to the Secretary of State's office in Augusta, Maine. Gay marriage sup

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, gay marriage supporters carry boxes containing signed petitions to the Secretary of State
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, gay marriage supporters carry boxes containing signed petitions to the Secretary of State's office in Augusta, Maine. Gay marriage supporters say they collected more than 105,000 signatures to force a second referendum on the issue. Maine is the only New England state that doesn't allow gay marriage or civil unions. Maine's ballot measure marks the first time that gay-rights supporters - rather than opponents - have chosen to put same-sex marriage before voters. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)