Maine Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe have no position on next month's referendum which seeks to legalize gay marriage in Maine.

If voters approve Question 1 on November 6, Maine would become the first state to legalize marriage equality at the ballot box.

The senators are not publicly discussing where they stand on the groundbreaking referendum.

Collins told the gay weekly the Washington Blade that she is “considering” her position on the issue.

“Historically, laws regulating family and domestic affairs have been almost exclusively regulated by the states which is why I have voted against federal constitutional amendments defining marriage,” Collins said in an e-mail. “Next month, the voters in Maine will be asked to decide if they will allow the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Like voters in my state, I am considering this issue very carefully.”

Retiring Snowe offered a similar response.

“It is left to individual states through the legislature or referenda to make their own determinations on this personal issue – and the people of Maine will now make this final determinations come Election Day,” said Snowe.

Collins and Snowe are considered among the most gay-friendly Republicans in Congress.