07 May 2009

Two More Gay Marriage States!

New Hampshire embraces gay marriage

Maine embraces gay marriage

Breaking News!

The great state of Maine has approved gay marriage and New Hampshire is close to doing the same.

In a banner day for advocates of gay marriage in New England, Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed a freshly passed bill Wednesday allowing the practice and was followed closely by New Hampshire.

If New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch signs the bill or lets it become law without his signature, his state would become the sixth overall to allow gay marriage and the fifth in New England.

Rhode Island would be the region’s only holdout. Maine’s law is to take effect in mid-September. But it could be sidetracked by opponents who promised to challenge it through a public veto process that could suspend it and force a state referendum. Outside New England, Iowa is recognizing gay marriages on court orders. The practice was briefly legal in California before voters banned it.

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