Maine... OK!

Maine Legislature Okays Gay Marriage

Gay marriage passed in Maine legislature
Gretchen Robbins, of Winthrop, Maine, smiles while hugging Sarah Reece of Los Angeles, after Maine's House members gave final approval to a same-sex marriage bill at the State House in Augusta, Maine, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. ( AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

Today the state of Maine Legislature gave their approval of gay marriage. Although there were enough votes to pass the measure, there were not enough to override the "undecided" Gov. John Baldacci, who has 10 days to take action on the bill, if he chooses to veto. However, if he signs it into law, Maine would join Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut and Vermont.

The decision of California's Prop 8 still is in the hands of the state's supreme court. Chatter among Prop 8 internet groups suggest that the announcement is either coming tomorrow or next Monday.

UPDATE: Governor John Baldacci signed the bill into law.

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