Maine and D.C.: more good news

So Maine’s lower legislative chamber has joined the upper chamber to pass an equal marriage law. I hope the governor does the right thing and signs it. It would bode badly for Democrats if he vetoes it.

But really, I’m happier that the D.C. Council has passed a bill to recognize the legal marriages between couples of the same sex from other jurisdictions. I’m guessing that the Congress won’t overturn the act, and I rather think silence is more likely than reassuring voices.

The next step? Full marriage rights in D.C. But that’ll surely stir up a storm — and outsider’s money besides to antagonize the situation. Funny, for instance, how the minister former mayor, turncoat-Council-member and laughing-stock Marion Barry got was from the suburbs. Makes you wonder about his commitments.

But enough of him and that for now — a good day for D.C. and Maine.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Hi Scott:

    This is great news and it looks like it can happen in New York State as well.

    All the best,

    David Markham

  2. I’m a little skeptical about New York State, but New Hampshire could happen any day now. Once again, waiting on a governor to just figure it all out.

  3. In New York the assembly is voting and it has already passed there in previous years. The stumbling block was the senate as Spitzer had said he would sign if he got a bill. Now the senate has enough democrats so if the assembling passes, and the senate passes, I think Patterson will sign.

    Could this be the year in New York?

    All the best,

    David Markham

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