PORTLAND (AP) — Gay marriage supporters have spent months on one-on-one conversations in Maine. Now they're ramping up their public campaign with TV advertising, bumper stickers and yard signs.
More than 200 gay marriage advocates gathered Monday at Portland City Hall to begin the post-Labor Day "Yes on One" push that marks the next phase of their campaign ahead of the Nov. 6 election, when Mainers will vote on a ballot question asking if they want to legalize same-sex marriage.
Mainers United for Marriage follows with a $100,000, weeklong television campaign that begins Tuesday.
Gay marriage opponents are also stepping up their efforts. The Roman Catholic Church has kicked off a series of meetings to promote its view of marriage being between a man and a woman.