National opponents of same-sex marriage say they will be actively involved in Maine and the three other states that probably will vote on the issue this fall.
During a conference call Tuesday, Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, said his organization will "be very focused on Maine," but he would not speculate how much the group would spend. They spent nearly $2 million during the 2009 campaign to overturn a gay marriage law in Maine, and has teamed up with the Christian Civic League to fight the ballot question this time around.
"We view (Maine) as a key state," he said. "We'll see how much money we have to spend. We haven't determined how much we can devote to each state."