Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Maine Legalizes Gay Marriage

As the world waits for the California Court's Proposition 8 decision (the demise of which may be "refuted on InTrade"), another state has legalized gay marriage.

MSNBC reports that Maine's Governor, John Baldacci, has signed legislation passed yesterday legalizing gay marriage. Though he had "opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions," in the past, Baldacci indicated that he had "come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage."

For those of you keeping track at home, Maine is the fifth state to legalize gay marriage (whether legislatively or via judicial decree) following--most recently--Vermont, and Iowa.

7 comments:

  1. I guess the question now is whether they'll get the votes needed for the referendum.

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  2. I think however one feels about the issue of gay marriage that institution of gay marriage in states is best done through the legislative process. So I'm pleased to see that Maine approved in gay marriage in this manner.

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  3. I agree with Justin but I hope the voters make the governor pay for this travesty!!!

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  4. Jeff, please stop with the will of the peopole nonsense. We get it, you don't like gay marriage. Fine. Your gonna wind up on the wrong side of history.

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