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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Equal rights

The Governor has just signed a bill allowing gay marriage in Maine. A proud day for the state, and for New England, for if New Hampshire also passes the law as expected, only Rhode Island will be left in another century. Opponents will try to mount a ballot referendum this fall; I hope they see that their money and effort, however sincere, could be much better spent on issues that are productive, not destructive.

It was four years ago that the gay rights law was signed in Maine. That too suffered a referendum repeal, which thankfully, the voters rejected. You could ask why it took four years for gay marriage to follow. Isn't it obvious that there's a breath (no, a gale) of fresh air blowing across the country?

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