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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:13 AM

Maine votes in favor of legalizing gay marriage

Source: Huffington Post/AP

Maine residents have approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory.

Gay marriage is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., but those laws were either enacted by lawmakers or through court rulings. In popular votes, more than 30 states had previously held elections on same-sex marriage, with all losing.

Maine, Maryland and Washington state were holding up-or-down votes Tuesday on legalizing gay marriage. Minnesota was voting on a proposal to ban gay marriage in the state constitution.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121106/us-ballot-measures/



local update:

http://maineelections.bangordailynews.com/

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. It's now official!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:32 AM

2. Maryland too!

What a great night!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:26 AM

3. Silly Bigots

Move over.

Equality is for Everyone.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:02 AM

4. The Bigots can now STFU

yup

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