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Opponents Challenge Maine’s Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Law

May 7th, 2009

A day after Maine becomes the fifth state to allow same-sex couples to marry, The Conservative Maine Marriage Alliance filed a challenge on Thursday with Secretary of State.

If the group gains enough signatures it will force a referendum that can overturn the new law allowing same-sex couples to marry.

In addition to Maine, four states have recognized marriage for same-sex couples under state law: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont. Same-sex couples do not receive any federal rights or benefits in any state due to the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

Let’s hope equality prevails in Maine.

(Source: 365 Gay: Gay foes move to halt Maine gay marriage law)

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