May 06, 2009

Maine is Fifth State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Moving quickly, the legislature in Maine passed a same-sex marriage bill this week, and Governor Baldacci, who in the past has opposed same-sex marriage, signed it immediately upon its passage in the Senate today. Baldacci stated that he had changed his mind about allowing same-sex couples to marry and had come to see it as a "question of fairness and of equal protection under the law," and to believe that "a civil union is not equal to civil marriage."

Pretty soon you won't be able to count marriage equality on one hand, and won't that be nice?