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.”

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  • 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..

  • rogue dandelion

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

  • vernonvanderbilt

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

  • Chris


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

  • Chris

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

  • petted

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

  • 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…. :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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