PORTLAND — A gay rights group is urging President Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in Maine and three other states that have ballot initiatives next month.

An organization called LegalizeLove.com says it will air a one-minute TV ad in those states using Obama’s own words when he declared support for gay marriage in May.

To drive home their call for Obama to speak out, two of the group’s leaders were delivering a bullhorn and a wedding cake with two grooms to Obama’s campaign headquarters in Portland on Monday as the first stop of a campaign that will visit all four states with marriage votes on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Maine, Maryland and Washington are holding up-or-down same-sex marriage referendums. Minnesota’s ballot measure proposes a constitutional ban on gay marriage.


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