Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Good news

I’m sure you’ve heard the good news by now, but here’s a report from EqualityMaine:

The Maine House of Representatives soundly defeated the constitutional amendment on marriage last night by a vote of 88-56.

Our opponents needed a 2/3 majority and didn't even muster a majority. This gives us tremendous momentum as the bill heads to the Senate today for what we predict will be another defeat.

Several legislators made astounding pro-LGBT speeches on the floor last night, including Representatives Sean Faircloth, Marilyn Canavan, Glenn Cummings, Stan Gerzofsky, Joanne Twomey, Charlie Harlow, Tom Saviello and Ben Dudley.

Check here for the roll call vote (a “yes” is a vote to defeat the amendment). I’ll post Senate updates as soon as they’re available. And if your representative voted "yes," call to say thank you!
UPDATE: The Senate voted 19-15 to defeat the amendment. Roll call is here.

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