Maine became the 5th state to legalize same-sex marriage today. And for the second time this year it was through a legislative process, not a result of an “activist” judge. If you’re counting that’s 10% of the states in the pro-equality column, and nearly all of the New England region. Here’s what the governor of Maine, John Baldacci said after signing the bill today:
“In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage.”
Well gosh, that just makes a great deal of sense. By golly, he was able to separate church from state in his decision making process. Perhaps some other Americans will get that concept soon.