Believe in Maine presents some politically pleasing eye candy. In addition to a visual breakdown of the first gay-rights vote, it has the July stats from an SMS poll.
The key figure is that 61% of voters would keep the sexual-orientation wording in the discrimination law approved and signed this year. This is of 400 likely voters surveyed by telephone in July.
Maine Won't Discriminate is pleased but not complacent. They are leading the fight against the anti-gay forces that are pitching the November ballot question as same-sex marriage, not the ripping away of civil rights, which is precisely what it is. They know the real battle is to make sure the hustings as well as downtowns know that the ballot question is what it says.
The question up for vote is:
Do you want to reject the new law that would protect people from discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and credit based on their sexual orientation?Or from our perspective, do you want to hate and take away rights from other Americans?