Maine Gay Marriage Update – Bill garners huge support from lawmakers

When a bill is proposed in Maine the number of co-sponsors is normally limited to 10. Apparently so many lawmakers were eager to have their names on this bill they were forced to expand the number of sponsors allowed. The bill from Sen. Dennis Damon has been expanded to 60 co-sponsors. The amount of support is encouraging, but let’s not rest on our laurels. It’s not November yet

from Seacoast Online

AUGUSTA, Maine — The author of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine says more than 60 legislators from both parties have signed on as co-sponsors.

Democratic Sen. Dennis Damon of Trenton said those lining up in support of his bill include representatives from Maine’s smallest towns and its largest cities.

He said many legislators sought to have their names associated with the bill, prompting leadership to open it up to unlimited sponsorship. Normally, no more than 10 lawmakers can be listed as co-sponsors of a bill.

The bill would make Maine the third state, after Massachusetts and Connecticut, to allow gay marriage. Maine law currently defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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