Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Maine But Not California

by Robert Gammon
Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

The governor of Maine signed into a law today a bill legalizing gay marriage. Maine became the fifth state to approve same-sex nuptials, following Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont. The California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last year, but state voters overruled that decision when they approved Proposition 8 in the November election. Maine's new law also likely will face a statewide referendum, although its outcome is uncertain because the state's elected legislature and its elected governor have now both approved of gay marriage.

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