Portland gay rights march postponed indefinitely


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A civil rights march that was organized in response to Maine’s rejection of gay marriage has been postponed indefinitely.

The Maine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights March was to begin on May 28 and finish two days later with a rally at Augusta’s Capitol Park.

A notice posted on a website dedicated to the march said logistics weren’t a problem. But it said there was not “enough participation from grassroots organizers on the ground within Maine itself to give it a life of its own.”

The Maine Legislature approved gay marriage last year and the bill was signed by Gov. John Baldacci. But the law was ultimately rejected in a statewide vote last November.