Gay Marriage in Maine!

Maine’s Governor has just signed the gay marriage bill into law! This makes Maine the fifth state in the US to cease marriage discrimination against homosexual couples.

Five years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage, we now have five states (aside from Iowa, all are in New England) where you can get hitched no matter who you love.

And that’s just in the US. Worldwide, gay marriage is legal in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.

Civil unions are currently recognised in Andorra, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Slovenia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

And the world hasn’t ended yet.

Now to work on the other 45…

(I should mention right now that in parts of the world it is still actually illegal to be gay, sometimes punishable by death. Iraq is currently facing an upsurge in murders and executions of homosexuals and suspected homosexuals, often by their families or the police.)


5 Responses to “Gay Marriage in Maine!”

  1. 1 Marlene
    7 May 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Hey – Cleveland has just enacted the domestic partner registry for unmarried couples (gay or straight). It confers no legal status or benefits but it’s a start.

  2. 2 vickeycheng
    8 May 2009 at 1:08 am

    Glad to see another cat lover on the blog. By the way, thanks for the critic on my blog, I will try to improve myself over my trend of thoughts. I also think it is great that you keep updating all these gay marriage news, they are great helps for my thesis.

  3. 8 May 2009 at 7:53 am

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I liked your International No-Diet Day, I didn’t know that was a day to celebrate, no diet. I enjoyed reading your blog and liked your pictures on the cats.

  4. 4 Ann
    8 May 2009 at 11:09 pm

    hello, I really enjoyed reading your blog. Loved the cat pics! I thought you blog was very creative and well written. Your posts have a lot of thought to them. I hope you keep it up!

  5. 5 35mm_lens
    10 May 2009 at 4:11 am

    um, LOLcats are AWESOME!

    i’ll have to admit i feel a little guilty about not commenting as often as i should have…it doesn’t mean i didn’t read your blog….lol…

    i enjoy your sense of humor and i definately think it helped in keeping me intrigued and eager for what your next post would be…..

    *thumbs up*

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