The legislation, LDwas proposed last session by state Sen. Constitution already provides First Amendment protections to free expression of their religious beliefs, and LD would go beyond that to allow individuals protection to freely discriminate — or even physically harm — others under the auspice that their religion allows it. Burns did not immediately return calls seeking comment Wednesday afternoon.
Optional email code. Summary: A voter referendum rejecting a bill legalizing marriage equality in Maine. Three years the outcome of the referendum was reversed when Maine voters passed Question 1 see below.
All weddings should be a gay event! Maine is also unique because the northeastern most state recognizes same-sex marriage. The Maine state motto is "the way life should be" and perhaps that applies to equality of opportunity in marriage of lesbians, gays, and transgendered individuals.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Maine by a popular vote on November 6, On December 29,the law went into effect. Maine has also offered domestic partnerships. Individuals who are currently in same-sex domestic partnerships may now choose to marry, terminating their domestic partnership.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Portland City Hall opened at midnight to issue the first marriage licenses under the new law. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Licenses were issued just after midnight as a state law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect. Among the newly married couples were Steven Bridges and Michael Snell, who held a commitment ceremony six years ago but made things official with a simple ceremony. Bridges said.
Listen Listening Supreme Court decision in Maine, where same-sex marriage is already legal. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Photo by Cavin Le. According to the campaign finance report filed by NOM, only one of the seven donors was from Maine, and most had previously donated to conservative or anti-LGBT initiatives. The initial complaint against NOM was lodged by openly gay activist from California and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger in