May 06, 2009

...and Maine makes 5 !

Maine governor signs same-sex marriage bill

AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday signed a gay marriage bill passed just hours before by the Maine Legislature.

Baldacci made his announcement within an hour of the Maine Senate giving its final approval to LD 1020. The Senate voted 21-13 in favor of the measure after a short debate.

"In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions," Baldacci said in a written statement. "I have 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."

The House of Representatives gave its approval on a 89-57 vote Tuesday.

The governor's signature makes Maine the fifth state to allow gay marriage.

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Excellent news for common sense and EQUAL RIGHTS.

Maine joins the roster of states that believe in EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW.

If you listen closely, you can here fundamentalists everywhere weeping in their holy water.

Today has just been full of good news.


giggles said...

Yay! I shout...can ya hear me now??!!

themom said...

It's getting better and better everyday. I will be curious to see how this is handled in Washington, D.C.

themom said...

PENS won last night I hear!!! Yay for you.

Lemmy Caution said...

Yes. They. Did. !

Best of seven series is now slightly redeemed. We are only down 2 games to 1.

Next game is Friday night at 7pm!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Hooray! Take that, Miss California.