Maine Recognizes "Gay Marriage"
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Excerpt: Foes vow repeal referendum - By Valerie Richardson - Maine became the fifth state to recognize same-sex marriage on Wednesday as Gov. John Baldacci signed a newly passed bill making such unions legal.

Mr. Baldacci, a Democrat, had previously opposed same-sex marriage, but said in April that he would be "keeping an open mind" as legislation moved through the state House and Senate. He acknowledged his change of heart at Wednesday's bill-signing ceremony.

"In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions," Mr. Baldacci said in a statement. "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."

Commentary: This is such a pity. Homosexual marriage has nothing to do with "equal protection under the law." Homosexual marriage is a lie. The people are and should be equally protected under the law, but that does not mean that the government should go along with their lie. How is going along with a lie, "equal protection?" ...Debra

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 Debra J.M. Smith