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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:57 PM

Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take Effect December 29

Source: Advocate

Same-sex couples will be legally able to marry in Maine on December 29, following certification of this month’s referendum results.

Governor Paul LePage signed off on the certified results from the Secretary of State this past Thursday, November 29. The new law takes effect 30 days from that date, according to an announcement from Equality Maine and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

Maine became the first state where voters approved a referendum initiated by marriage equality advocates. Voters overturned same-sex marriage legislation in 2009, but this year, the measure won 53% to 47%.

The new law will allow non-resident couples to marry in Maine, and require the state to recognize marriages of same-sex couples that are valid in other jurisdiction. GLAD has more information.

Read more: http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2012/12/03/maine-marriage-equality-law-take-effect-december-29

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dlwickham Dec 2012 OP
closeupready Dec 2012 #1
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #2
mainer Dec 2012 #3
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #4
shenmue Dec 2012 #5
mainer Dec 2012 #6

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:02 PM

1. When do I get to marry my Toyota?

That's what I want to know.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:07 PM

2. Will evangelicals show up tp pickett gay weddings?

??

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:14 PM

3. Proud to be a Mainer

Not only is it the right thing to do, it will be great for our economy.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:19 PM

4. Glad to hear it!

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:03 PM

5. Will one of my gay friends...

please invite me to a wedding? I want to go to one of these!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:05 PM

6. No more beautiful place to get married than in Maine in the summer.

I'm hoping we see lots of very fashionable weddings here next June!

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