The Maine Senate approved marriage equality legislation in a preliminary vote of 20-15. A subsequent amendment to send the measure to voters FAILED by a vote of 22-13. A final vote was taken and the marriage equality bill passed 21-14.
On Tuesday, the Maine Judiciary Committee, which held public hearings last week, gave the marriage equality legislation a robust recommendation after an hour of discussion, voting 11-2 in favor of the bill. One legislator recommended sending it to voters for a referendum.
Also, Maine Governor evolving — suggests support for bill.