The Money Behind The Maine Marriage Amendment


Publication Date: November 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Tyler Evilsizer

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: national organization for marriage; gay marriage; same-sex marriage; ballot measure

Type: Report

Coverage: Maine


Maine became the 31st state to block gay marriage through a public referendum. Voters repealed a state law passed earlier in the year by the legislature that allowed same-sex couples to marry. The measure, Question 1, attracted over $9 million, or 72 cents of every dollar raised around Maine's seven ballot measures in 2009.