Maine Judiciary Committee Gives Strong Endorsement to Marriage Bill
"The Judiciary Committee voted 11-2-1 in favor of a bill, LD 1020, that would repeal Maine's prohibition on same-sex marriages. Two committee members voted 'ought not to pass,' while a third lawmaker proposed sending the issue to voters in a statewide referendum...Committee members voted on the bill after roughly an hour of discussion, which was interrupted once by a protester who screamed, 'There is only one true marriage.' The protester, who continued to shout after exiting the committee room, eventually left peacefully escorted by Capitol police."
The bill now heads to the Maine House and Senate.