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Maine Same-Sex Marriage Bill Gets 60 Co-Sponsors

2619096945_c5ed468161The Maine State House suspended its normal limits on co-sponsors after more than a third of the Maine legislature said they wanted to be listed on Maine’s upcoming marriage bill that would recognize same-sex unions. Yes, you heard it it right– legislators are tripping over themselves to be the first to get gays and lesbians to the aisle. In a weird bit of synchronicity, ’60’ also happens to be the amount (in millions) analysts think gay marriage will boost the Maine economy.

The Portland Press-Herald writes:

“The author of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine says more than 60 legislators from both parties have signed on as co-sponsors.

Democratic Sen. Dennis Damon of Trenton said those lining up in support of his bill include representatives from Maine’s smallest towns and its largest cities.

He said many legislators sought to have their names associated with the bill, prompting leadership to open it up to unlimited sponsorship. Normally, no more than 10 lawmakers can be listed as co-sponsors of a bill.

The bill would make Maine the third state, after Massachusetts and Connecticut, to allow gay marriage. Maine law currently defines marriage as between one man and one woman.”

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Mar 13, 2009
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  • 9 Comments
    • John from  England(used to be just John but there are other John's)
      John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

      Ha, it’s all business!

      It sucks but people have to see this correlation..

      Mar 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rogue dandelion
      rogue dandelion

      I really love that picture.
      New England seems to be the only place making progress.

      Mar 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vernonvanderbilt
      vernonvanderbilt

      @Rick: Well, aren’t you just the cutest little thing? I hope you choke.

      Mar 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      @Rick:

      I know you need some help my friend, its ok its completely understandable. If you really feel this way I would see a psychologist they can help. Its not normal for a person to be angry and I hope you find help soon before it is to late.

      I would recomend you read this please.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_animals

      and because you are a person of faith, I would recommend you please watch this. Its done by Rev. Mel White. I hope you enjoy it.

      http://thegaycivilrightsmovement.ning.com/video/homosexuality-the-debate-is

      take care and I hope you receive the help you need. Take care and good luck.

      Mar 13, 2009 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Damn it admins you took Ricks post down I wanted to post that on http://www.FSTDT.com, Put it back so we can mock it and him for all he is worth.

      Mar 14, 2009 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petted
      petted

      I take it the anti equality bills before the Maine legislature aren’t expected to do well

      Mar 14, 2009 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon from Maine
      Jon from Maine

      My partner of 30 years and I have lived here in Maine for all our lives… about time…I’m tired of living in sin…. :)

      Mar 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dee
      Dee

      @Jon from Maine: Being “married” wont stop you from living in sin- Homosexuality is a sin. Only mentioned because you stated you are tired of living in sin.

      Apr 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brand_X
      Brand_X

      It’s only “a sin” if you subscribe to a religion which believes that. At one time Americans believed that interracial marriage was “a sin.” Anyway, it’s completely irrelevant in a society of secular laws. Keep your faith, but don’t impose it upon others.

      Apr 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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