Gay-marriage supporters plan Maine referendum Staff
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 2:32 PM
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Gay-marriage supporters began laying the groundwork Thursday for another referendum on the issue, hoping to build on momentum from New York, which last week became the sixth state to allow same-sex marriage.

Gay-marriage supporters say many Mainers have changed their minds since state voters overturned a same-sex marriage law in 2009. They said Thursday they’re filing paperwork with election officials to start the process of gathering 57,000 signatures to put the matter on the November 2012 ballot.