Last May, Maine's Governor John E. Baldacci signed a same-sex marriage into law without previous action by the courts. He was the first governor to in the United States to do so. Opposition to the law was so swift that not a single couple exchanged vows.
A referendum drive began and yesterday voters in Maine rejected the law after both sides had spent millions of dollars on the cause. Sometime after midnight, as the margin continued to grow and 52.7 percent of voters cast were for repeal, the Associated Press called the contest in favor of gay-marriage foes.
The Boston Globe article "Maine voters overturn state’s new same-sex marriage law" may be read here.