Standing O Greets Maine Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Gay.com
4.22.2009

A public hearing on allowing gay marriage in Maine has opened with a standing ovation for the bill's sponsor.

Sen.
Dennis Damon received a roar of approval at a crowded hearing on April
22 when he said the time has come to recognize same-sex marriages.

He says his proposal "recognizes the worth of every man and woman among us." It is backed by 60 co-sponsors.

Gay
rights activists have set a goal of establishing same-sex marriage in
all six New England states by 2012. They're already halfway there.

The
bill's prospects are uncertain in Maine. Gov. John Baldacci previously
opposed the bill but now says he's keeping an open mind.

Copyright
2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A public hearing on allowing gay marriage in Maine has opened with a standing ovation for the bill's sponsor.

Sen.
Dennis Damon received a roar of approval at a crowded hearing on April
22 when he said the time has come to recognize same-sex marriages.

He says his proposal "recognizes the worth of every man and woman among us." It is backed by 60 co-sponsors.

Gay
rights activists have set a goal of establishing same-sex marriage in
all six New England states by 2012. They're already halfway there.

The
bill's prospects are uncertain in Maine. Gov. John Baldacci previously
opposed the bill but now says he's keeping an open mind.

Copyright
2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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