From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yes, both sexual orientation and gender identity see below. September 24—28, . His campaign endorsed the gay marriage measures in the three states. On May 6,Governor Baldacci signed the bill into law. Maine Question 1 was a voter referendum conducted in Maine in that rejected a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
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2012 Maine Question 1
On March 27, the House voted on the bill followed by the Senate the following day, which voted for the bill Representatives Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud both stated they intended to vote in favor of the referendum, while Republican U. The vote was hailed as a watershed moment by gay rights activists. During the most recent reporting period, Oct. Maine Question 1 was a voter referendum conducted in Maine in that rejected a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Retrieved November 7, Mayoral elections
Reversed in by the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act. The bill would have gone to a referendum if it had been rejected by either the Governor or the Legislaturesince the bill was initiated by referendum. Retrieved December 3, In Baldacci signed into law a bill passed by the Legislature to allow same-sex marriage in Maine. In Washington and Maryland, where state legislatures previously passed laws expanding marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples, it was up to citizens to decide whether to let the laws stand.