October 25th, 2009
11:28 PM ET
13 years ago

Same-sex marriage battle moves to Maine

(CNN) - Voters in Maine will decide next week whether to overturn the legislation signed by Gov. John Baldacci nearly six months ago that allows same-sex couples to wed.

Baldacci, who originally opposed the legislation, said upholding the bill comes down to a fundamental understanding of equal protection and constitutional responsibility.

"Initially, I had the opinion for several years that civil unions were the limitations of what I was willing to support," Baldacci said. "But, the research that I did uncovered that a civil union didn't equal a civil marriage."

Full story: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/25/maine.same.sex/index.html

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