Augusta, ME — Today, Governor John Baldacci signed into law LD 1020, which
legalizes same-sex marriage in Maine
His decision follows yesterday’s vote of 89-57 in the House and a 21-14 vote in
the Senate. Today's decision stands unless overturned by the people of Maine should they
as the union of one man and one woman.
Hampshire’s Senate recently approved a similar bill
to allow homosexuals to marry. The House approved an earlier version of the
bill and will make the final vote today. If it passes the House, Governor John Lynch will then have five days to decide whether to sign the bill
or veto it. If passed and signed by the Governor, the people of New
Hampshire may, as a last measure choose to amend their constitution
to affirm traditional marriage.