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.