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Maine Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Voters in Maine exercised their right to a People’s Veto and chose to repeal a law passed by the state legislature that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry. Gay marriage has now lost in every single state – 31 in all – where the issue has been put to a popular vote.

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State of Maine Approves Gay Marriage

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer On May 6, Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) signed a newly passed bill allowing gay marriage, making it the fifth state in the U.S. to approve the practice. However, citizens may be able to halt the legislation by exercising their right to a “People’s Veto.”

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