Maine Voters Gay Marriage Newspaper

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Voters in the northeastern state of Maine repealed a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay rights movement a heartbreaking defeat in the corner of the country most supportive of gay marriage.

The tide of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples -- which has swept across New England in recent months -- has stopped at Maine. Voters rejected a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed.

Maine residents have approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory.

Voters in Maine have repealed a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. Gay marriage has now lost in all 31 states in which it has been put to a popular vote. Five states have granted same-sex marriage through the courts or their legislatures.

Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S. state of Maine since December 29, 2012. A bill for the legalization of such marriages was approved by voters, 53-47 percent, on November 6, 2012, as Maine...
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