In a new development, the Maine House of Representatives approved yesterday a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The Maine Senate approved the bill last week. As in New Hampshire, the fate of a law legalizing such unions could now rest in the hands of the state governor, who has opposed such unions previously. It appears unlikely that enough legislative support exists to override a governor’s veto, but neither governor is expressly stating now whether either would approve such a bill.
The New England region has found strong support for same-sex marriage of late, as such unions are now legal in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut.
In related news, the California Supreme Court could determine as early as this week whether the now infamous "Prop 8," a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, is constitutional. We have previously blogged on Prop 8, found here.
Stay tuned to this blog for more updates regarding the issues regarding same-sex marriages and related issuess.