Popular stories currently unavailable Top videos Popular videos currently unavailable. And we can't tell somebody how to love," said Holman, Archived from the original on November 7, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prior to the votes cast in the election, same-sex marriage had lost 31 times at the ballot box since the question was first posted to an electorate inwhen Hawaiians voted in favor of a gay marriage ban. Four similar measures had been defeated in recent years, but this time the state's reeling economy gave extra weight to arguments that the new casinos would create thousands of jobs. Retrieved December 6,
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Same-sex marriage in Maine
The question on the November ballot read:. Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country. John Baldacci, who had been on record previously as favoring civil unions and domestic partnerships over same-sex marriages. Praising him as her hardest-working colleague, she said: Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?
Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. The question on the November ballot read:. The contest had been viewed by both sides as certain to have national repercussions. Five other states have legalized gay marriage -- starting with Massachusetts inand followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Iowa -- but all did so through legislation or court rulings, not by popular vote. More politics on NBCNews. However, Augusta and Gardiner announced that they would open with limited hours on the 29th to issue licenses.