Sunday, June 12, 2005

No Ban in Maine

It wasn't even close in Augusta, where the Maine House of Representatives defeated a bill to ban same-sex marriages. Despite the state's reputation for stodginess, it might be the next one to legalized them, and by vote rather than court mandate.

The vote on June 8th was 88 to 56 against banning same sex marriages.

Technically, this only kills such a measure for this term of the legislature. However, realistically, the anti forces must recognize that they are nowhere near the required two-thirds votes to add such language to the state's constitution.

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