Wednesday, May 6, 2009


"I did not come to this decision lightly or in haste. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage."
Governor John E. Baldacci upon signing a same sex marriage law in the state of Maine.

The law has yet to go into effect in Maine and opponents are promising a fight, but enormous progress has been made. Next door, the New Hampshire legislature has also approved a same sex marriage law, but must wait for Governor John Lynch’s five day waiting period. During that time Lynch can veto the bill, sign it or simply allow the clock to run out and it will become law without any action on his part. (More details available here) When the laws in New Hampshire and Maine go into effect, Rhode Island will be the only state in New England to be without a civil same sex marriage law. Come on Little Rhody...

1 comment:

barbie2be said...

yay! now if california would just pull their heads out of their... well, you know.