Legislators meeting in the Maine State House passed a "gay marriage" bill that the governor signed into law, but churches across the state hope to overturn it. Chris Pratt says Christian faith is saving him from 'lion's den' of fame: The People's Veto law allows citizens to gather signatures -- 55, are needed this year -- to overturn any recently enacted law. The diocese will officially leave the council on June With that in mind, they need to finish collecting the signatures by the end of July, if possible. She's leading an effort in her church to gather signatures for a "People's Veto" in hopes of overturning the state's recently passed law legalizing "gay marriage.
The People's Veto law allows citizens to gather signatures -- 55, are needed this year -- to overturn any recently enacted law.
Maine churches launch effort to reverse 'gay marriage' law
To read how "gay marriage" impacts parental rights and religious freedom click here. Farmington Baptist, a Southern Baptist congregation, has placed petitions in the church foyer and, Edgerly says, "people have been signing. Henry, who has helped collect signatures for past People's Veto efforts, said participation by churches on this year's effort is "very critical. This year's People's Veto, though, likely will receive far more attention than past ones. JD Greear says victims can't be 'whole story,' urges other victims to come forward.
JD Greear says victims can't be 'whole story,' urges other victims to come forward. Field explained that the option of letting denominations issue a minority opinion on issues they disagree with was discussed. Deeley assured that despite the withdrawal from the council, the diocese will continue to "serve the needs of the poor, the disadvantaged and the migrants among us. Basically, if it's under about 15 percent of a church's activities overall, a church is allowed to do that. Copyright c Baptist Press.