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Maine gay marriage law approved by voters

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012

Maine residents have approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory.

Gay marriage is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., but those laws were either enacted by lawmakers or through court rulings.

In popular votes, more than 30 states had previously held elections on same-sex marriage, with all losing.

Maine, Maryland and Washington state were holding up-or-down votes Tuesday on legalizing gay marriage. Minnesota was voting on a proposal to ban gay marriage in the state constitution.

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  • Wayne M., 2012-11-07 03:04:59

    A wonderful victory for equality! However, there is something very wrong when the human rights of one group or any groups can be subjected to the will of a majority. Democracy is rule of the majority, BUT WITH PROTECTION FOR THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES.

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