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Maine governor OK's gay marriage

N.H. lawmakers approve a bill

Governor John Baldacci of Maine signed the state's gay marriage bill into law yesterday. Baldacci, a Democrat who previously opposed same-sex marriage, said his opinion had evolved. Governor John Baldacci of Maine signed the state's gay marriage bill into law yesterday. Baldacci, a Democrat who previously opposed same-sex marriage, said his opinion had evolved. (Pat Wellenbach/ Associated Press)
By Jenna Russell and Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / May 7, 2009

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Governor John E. Baldacci of Maine yesterday became the first governor in the country to sign a same-sex marriage bill into law without being spurred to action by a court decision. Also yesterday, New Hampshire legislators approved a gay marriage law, raising to five the number of New England states that have legalized marriage between same-sex couples and bringing the ... (Full article: 1075 words)

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