Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DC: gay marriage opponents drag DOMA into court fight over referendum; ME: Gov urgers voters not to repeal gay marriagr

The Washington Post reports on Tuesday Oct. 27 (story by Tim Craig) that opponents of same-sex marriage will start of court fight to overturn DC’s law (recognizing out of state gay marriages) and force a referendum, and that the court arguments will invoke the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), link here.

And in Maine, Democratic governor John Baldacci encouraged voters not to overturn the right of gays to marry in a referendum in November, according to an AP story. The link is here. In the past, Baldacci has opposed same-sex marriagr.

NBC polls now report that 41% of the population supports same-sex marriage, as opposed to less than 30% a few years ago.

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