From the Associated Press:
The Catholic church in Maine is stepping up its effort to defeat a gay marriage law in November.
The WBLZ News Center reports that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is asking its parishes to take a special second collection next weekend to help pay for a campaign to use a statewide referendum to reverse a gay marriage law passed by the state Legislature.
Money raised in the effort will go to Stand for Marriage Maine, which is leading the effort to repeal the law allowing same-sex marriage.
Stand for Marriage also is planning a rally next Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.