States continue to chisel away at barriers to gay marriage.
Today, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed a bill that legalizes gay marriage in the Pine Tree State (thank you Wikipedia). To the south it was New Hampshire where the legislature today passed a gay marriage bill. It’s unclear what the Governor there will do. As ABC’s Teddy Davis reports: New Hampshire’s Gov. John Lynch now has three options: sign the bill, let it become law without his signature, or veto it.
So where are we with legalizing gay marriage in America? It is state by state. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa have all now said yes. All three were pushed there by the court rulings. In Vermont the legislature approved gay marriage overriding the governor’s veto. And then there’s California which briefly allowed gay marriage until voters passed Proposition 8 last fall banning it.