Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Same Sex Marriage Momentum: Legislation in New York, Maine

AmericaBlog's Joe Sudbury updates on  legislative initiatives on gay marriage now pending in Maine and New York State:
Okay, Vermont is done. Iowa is done. The New Hampshire House passed a marriage bill in March, but may get "tangled up" in the NH Senate.

Up next, New York and Maine.

Towleroad
 reports that New York Governor Paterson will introduce his marriage bill on Thursday:
Paterson said in radio interviews last Thursday that he wants public debate on the issue: "I’m going to put the bill out and just let people fight it out. If it loses, it loses. And let the parties on both sides have their say. Inevitably, the inertia is that the public will accept this."
Maine's bill, LD 1020, has over 60 co-sponsors. The hearing on the bill will be held on April 22nd. It won't be at the State House. No, because of the expected crowds, the hearing will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. The right-wingers are apoplectic in Maine. I hear they're doing lots of direct mail and even planning robo-calls. Our side is running an aggressive field operation. This is going to be a battle.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

Visit our Toronto Law Firm website: www.wiselaw.net

EMPLOYMENT LAWCIVIL LITIGATIONWILLS AND ESTATESFAMILY LAW & DIVORCE

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT WISE LAW BLOGSUBSCRIBE TO WISE LAW BLOG

Post a Comment