Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Maine, NH vote for gay marriage; Maine governor signs, face "people's veto"
The governor of Maine (John Baldacci) has signed into law a bill recognizing gay marriage in his state. And the legislature in New Hampshire has passed a bill authorizing gay marriage, but the governor John Lynch has not yet indicated if he will sign the law.
The latest AP story is here.
The Washington Blade has a story by Chris Johnson indicating that the Maine law can be overturned by quick referendum. The story title is “Maine is latest state to approve gay marriage: But 'people's veto' could prevent measure from becoming law” The bill cannot take effect for 90 days, allowing the possibility of a “People’s Veto”. The link is here.
The Equality Maine statement is here.