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Maine Judiciary Committee Gives Strong Endorsement to Marriage Bill

MaineThe legislative committee which held last week's public hearings in Maine on a marriage equality bill have given the legislation a robust endorsement, Bangor Daily News reports:

 "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.

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  1. Good news!

    The tide might be slowly turning. But let's keep up the good work.

    All Maine residents call your Reps!

    Posted by: Travis | Apr 28, 2009 5:53:25 PM

  2. New England (and Iowa) is leading the way.

    Posted by: hephaistion | Apr 28, 2009 7:13:38 PM

  3. New England (and Iowa) is leading the way.

    Posted by: hephaistion | Apr 28, 2009 7:14:50 PM

  4. I like how they escorted the Screaming Bigot from the Senate room. That moment is so gratifying :0) I wish I could have been there to see it.

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 28, 2009 7:32:14 PM

  5. They've pushed up the vote to no later than Thursday.

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 28, 2009 9:11:16 PM

  6. What is the latest word on if it will pass? I think states like Maine will really help change the tide...

    Posted by: Travis | Apr 29, 2009 12:37:52 AM

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