Same-sex wedding snapshots — After the ceremony, they had dinner and cake complete with a customized wedding topper. Five other states have legalized gay marriage -- starting with Massachusetts inand followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Iowa -- but all did so through legislation or court rulings, not by popular vote. Washington voters turned down a similar measure, which had been championed by the state's prolific small-government ballot-measure advocate, Tim Eyman. When Californians put a stop to same-sex marriage a year ago, it was in response to a court ruling, not legislation. Gay-marriage supporters refused to concede, holding out hope that that the tide might turn as the final returns came in. Former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson will be in Maine next week. Public Religion Research Institute.
The law was put on hold after conservatives launched a petition drive to repeal it in a referendum.
Voters approve same-sex marriage for the first time
On November 6,in a reversal of the vote three years earlier, Maine became one of the first U. It's a personal thing. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. On May 6,a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Maine was signed into law by Governor John Baldacci following legislative approval. Now that the referendum has passed, they'll apply for a marriage license. Patane and Trinidad share their Catholic faith and are despondent that the church won't recognize their union. On May 6,Governor Baldacci signed the bill into law.
A bipartisan group of border-state mayors wants more than a wall -- if at all. Same-sex wedding snapshots — After the ceremony, they had dinner and cake complete with a customized wedding topper. Clark County elections Web site. In Maine, voters supported the proposal 53 percent to 47 percent, with 75 percent of precincts reporting. The petition drive is continuing, with a goal of getting the question on the ballot next year.