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Maine legalizes Same Sex Marriage

The state of Maine has legalized gay marriage. It is the first state to do so via popular vote.

I am so happy!

From Boston.com:

Maine voted to legalize same-sex marriage today in a reversal of a 2009 vote when same-sex marriage was defeated.

Maine now joins six other states, as well as the District of Columbia, in allowing lesbians and gays to marry. News of the vote was met with jubilant cries at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, where hundreds of supporters of the ballot initiative gathered to await the results.

Before today, no state had approved gay marriage through a popular vote, rather than a court decision or legislative act. Three other states — Washington, Maryland, and Minnesota — also had same-sex marriage questions on the ballot in Tuesday’s election.

Maine legalizes Same Sex Marriage

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wildhorse19
wildhorse19

I'm so happy for them, other states should follow..

PINKHOMie1389
PINKHOMie1389

I 'm so HAPPY for this one! A big celebration for us, LGBT COMMUNITY! And i know that David Archuleta is very happy and celebrating right now!

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

This is one of the best stories to come out of election day. So proud of this, even if it's just one state.