The National Center for Lesbian Rights Applauds Maine Marriage Victory

A Statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter (San Francisco, CA, May 6, 2009)—Today, John Baldacci, Governor of Maine, signed a law that ended the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Maine. The bill sailed through the state’s Senate and House of Representatives with overwhelming support, and made Maine the fifth state to provide full legal equality to same-sex couples. A statement from Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights: “We commend...


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