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Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 09:47 PM

Same-sex marriage became legal in Maine on Wednesday as Gov. John Baldacci signed a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approved it. "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," said Baldacci, a Democrat.

But he raised the possibility that the residents of the state would overturn the law, saying, "Just as the Maine Constitution demands that all people are treated equally under the law, it also guarantees that the ultimate political power in the State belongs to the people."

The Human Rights Campaign, a gay and lesbian rights organization, praised Maine's new law.
"This law is simply about making sure that loving, committed couples, and their families, receive equal rights and responsibilities. This is a step that will strengthen Maine families," Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese said in a statement.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 10:47 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 11:22 PM

That's terrific! I'm really glad to see another state moving forward.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 11:38 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 11:53 PM

Woot! Awesome. Now we just need Florida next.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 11:55 PM

5 down, 45 to go. We have a lot to do yet.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 6th 2009, 11:59 PM

Man, so many states in such a short time. This gives me hope that by the time I'm ready to get married, I'll be legally allowed to. Without federal benefits still, of course, but who knows. Things are definitely looking up!


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 01:02 AM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 01:36 AM

I find this to be good news. I wonder which state is next.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 01:48 AM

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5 down, 45 to go. We have a lot to do yet.
Slowly but surely, though, progress is being made. Every step is an important one. Hopefully, other states will be influenced to legalize gay marriage as more and more states do so.



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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 01:51 AM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 01:55 AM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 02:02 AM

Another New England state! Excellent.

Hopefully other states follow suit.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 02:30 AM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 06:13 PM

If I was going to get married to my best friend from college, I would TOTALLY GET MARRIED ON TOP OF MT KATAHDIN. How farking RADICAL would that be?!


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 07:20 PM

I'm not for and I'm not against so whatever! =P Yay, for you people.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 08:22 PM

This is great! Hopefully my state will be next.


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 08:34 PM

Whooo hooo go Maine!!!!!!


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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 7th 2009, 10:15 PM

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If I was going to get married to my best friend from college, I would TOTALLY GET MARRIED ON TOP OF MT KATAHDIN. How farking RADICAL would that be?!
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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 8th 2009, 12:08 AM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 8th 2009, 10:51 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 9th 2009, 01:12 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 9th 2009, 05:55 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 10th 2009, 08:01 PM

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 11th 2009, 05:12 AM

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HOLY FLAPJACKS that would be amazing. I hear it tis a pretty mountain, and getting married on it!? That's completely amazing!
Get married on Mr. Katahdin...then for the honeymoon, go SOBO on the AT. MAN THAT'S AWESOME.

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Re: Maine legalizes same-sex marriage - May 11th 2009, 08:02 AM

I'm the worst queer ever. I didn't know until I saw this thread just now. xD



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