The Maine Senate concurred with the House version of the bill to redefine marriage and Governor Baldacci immediately signed it today. Maine’s legal definition of marriage is now: “Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people.”
Maine allows for a “citizens veto” so as soon as the legislative session ends, pro-family groups are expected to file a petition to overturn the legislation. They will have to get more than 55,000 signatures to get the question on the ballot.
The New Hampshire legislature has given final approval to that state’s marriage redefinition and Governor Lynch has five days to sign, veto, or allow it to pass without a signature.