Reacting to Tuesday's vote legalizing gay marriage in Maine, foes say they might return the issue to the ballot.

Supporters of marriage equality returned the issue to the ballot three years after opponents successfully repealed a law approved by lawmakers in 2009. Tuesday's win marks the first time the institution has been legalized by referendum.

The Christian Civic League of Maine, which heavily campaigned against Question 6, said in a press release that it is considering all its options.

“We should all be reminded that we will not be silenced or dismayed,” the group's chairman, Pastor Bob Emrich, wrote on its website. “Our God has called us to faithfulness and we will do our best to join you in fulfilling that calling. … The result of Tuesday's voting shows how the influence of the Church of Jesus needs to be strengthened.”

“We are in conversations with the Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council and Citizen Link to provide resources for churches, pastors and Christians who will need legal protections for our religious liberties. We want to discern the possible impact of redefining marriage as well as the remedies. Our priority is to help ensure your opportunity to live out your faith and ministry without interference.”

“We are exploring the possibility of returning to the ballot again to overturn this egregious new definition of marriage. That may mean another campaign, including a signature drive to get it back on another ballot,” he added.