Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gay Marriage in Maine?

I hope so! Surely other states could take note and do the same. Gay couples shouldn't have to sue for the same civil rights as everyone else. Legislation can be introduced in other states, so how about it?

A Maine lawmaker introduced a bill today to legalize same-sex marriage, but it looks set to face tough opposition. The legislation proposed by Democratic state Sen. Dennis Damonck would make the state the nation's third to allow same-sex marriage. It seeks to redefine marriage as the legal union of two people rather than between a man and a women.

The looming fight in Maine, a rural state of 1.3 million people with a Democratic-controlled legislature, underlines a concerted push for same-sex marriage recognition in New England's six states by gay and lesbian advocates -- a bid that would effectively create a regional niche for gay marriage.

Be sure and click the title link to read the entire Reuters article by Jason Szep! This is a great article and I am happy to see such in depth reporting on this issue, especially the economic benefits to the state.

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