Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take E...

Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take Effect December 29

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Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 3, 2012
Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take Effect December 29

Source: Advocate

Same-sex couples will be legally able to marry in Maine on December 29, following certification of this monthÂ’s referendum results.

Governor Paul LePage signed off on the certified results from the Secretary of State this past Thursday, November 29. The new law takes effect 30 days from that date, according to an announcement from Equality Maine and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

Maine became the first state where voters approved a referendum initiated by marriage equality advocates. Voters overturned same-sex marriage legislation in 2009, but this year, the measure won 53% to 47%.

The new law will allow non-resident couples to marry in Maine, and require the state to recognize marriages of same-sex couples that are valid in other jurisdiction. GLAD has more information.

Read more: http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equ...

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