Maine Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

100px-seal_of_mainesvgMaine today legalized same-sex marriage — joining D.C. this week in the historic act.

Gov. John Baldacci signed a bill almost immediately after its passage. He noted that the public may still reserve the decision — as they did in California.

The expanding number of states recognizing same-sex marriage may be the issue that the GOP is looking for in fighting the D.C. vote in Congress and seeking a constitutional amendment to rally its broken party.

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55 thoughts on “Maine Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage”

  1. Patty C:

    Thanks Patty for not telling us about your little side project in your home state. Now you owe me a recipe for some great almond cookies (need some medicinal alcohol and dried cherries-got tons
    left-in there too if possible)!! I got the urge for them after
    attending a wedding without them.
    ‘Go Big or Go Home’, I always say!

    And I would have gotten it done sooner, except I’ve been a little distracted trying to get these darn torture hearings set up,
    besides… 😉

    Here’s your cookie recipe.

    As for any missing medicinal element, I’d just pick up a bottle of Vin Santo for dipping or maybe a grappa for sipping.

    But you have inspired me, once again, because I make biscotti frquently where the dough is flavored with liqeurs like amaretto or kahluah.

    In the name of science, I will now embark on adding mascerated dried fruits. The only problem might be that I like my biscotti to be very crisp and hard…

    Thanks, mespo. If you need biscotti recipes, I got ’em here.

    Italian Almond Cookies

    Epicurious | December 2006

    yield: Makes about 3 dozen cookies


    According to legend, in the early 1700s, a Milanese bishop made a surprise visit to the town of Saronno in Lombardy. A young couple… more ›
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    * 2 1/4 cups blanched whole almonds (about 12 ounces), plus
    15 for garnishing

    * 2/3 cup sugar
    * 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
    * 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    * 15 glacéed cherries


    Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 350°F. Lightly oil 2 large baking sheets, then line with parchment paper.

    In food processor, combine 2 1/4 cups almonds and 1/3 cup sugar. Process until finely ground, scraping down sides once or twice. Set aside.

    In electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat egg whites and salt at high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to medium and gradually sprinkle in remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Return speed to high and beat mixture until stiff, shiny peaks form. Gently fold in ground almond mixture and almond and vanilla extracts.

    Roll mixture into 1-inch balls, place 2 inches apart on baking sheets, and flatten slightly. Top each with glacéed cherry or almond. Bake until cookies are golden, switching positions of pans halfway through, about 25 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

    Cookies keep, wrapped, several days, or frozen, several weeks. Recrisp in warm oven.

  2. Anon:

    “Do we even have an accounting from Haliburton? KBR? Blackwater? Where is the Billion dollars the soldiers found?”

    my brother was over in Iraq at about that time and I alway wondered why he bought me a new house and the children cars. What a cheap p…k.

  3. People cheering gay marriage need to read Bin Laden’s letters to America and think about what he is saying about our ways, culture, and acceptance of what their beliefs call evil never to be accommodated? You know your a tool right FORMER DEM?

  4. From AP: Maines first wedding couple are two men from Ireland.
    Michael Fitz Patrick and Patrick Fitz Michael. They plan to celebrate by going to Hershey PA. a trip down the old Hershey Highway. Michael and Patrick say they would like to settle in Australia but Patrick is so used to going down under that it just wouldn’t feel right so they’ve agreed to just stay at home and decorate their new home after one of thier favorite places in Tie-Land, Bang-Cock.

  5. I’ve called him on that before. He’s a serial plagiarist. Thanks for the link.

  6. Former Dem,

    The first post i read of yours insinuated that we as americans should consider that terrorists wouldn’t like it if we as a nation allowed gays to marry. I’m wondering if you could clarify something for me.

    1) Are you saying that terrorists are right and you agree with them?
    2) Are you trying to sell us on the idea that terrorists will kill us if gay marriage is recognized?
    3) Do you routinely bow to terrorist demands out of fear for your own life?

    What is it you are getting at? What did you mean? Surely what you meant wasn’t that we should placate terrorists by trashing our own ideals. So, really, what did you mean?

    Shortly following that fearmongering nugget, you speculate that gay marriage would lead to polygamy, beasialitty,, and even lawful incest. How? The law is clear about those issues now and could presumably be so while being inclusive of gay and lesbian marriages. So what are you talking about?

  7. raff –

    I believe that several times oil hit over $140 per barrel during the bush regime. So, technically we’re not even half as high as it got under the oil-lords …

    But who’s counting (besides FD?)

  8. Former Dem,
    You do realize that this is only the 5th month of the year and when you say(alleged quote) gas rose fastest in 8 months, that is still just over half of the high price during the bush regime. You really ought to stick to the subject matter of the thread. I know that is a tough thing to ask of a troll, but give it a shot. Who knows, you might actually cure your case of trollitis.

  9. FD,

    Can you even REMOTELY stay on a topic or is the RNC paying you by the word?

    When you’re not copy and pasting, I’d say you just plain suck but that gives sucking a bad name.

    Pick up your game. It’s fun for a newcomer like AY to smack you around, but you’re a tedious bore even for a troll.

  10. Reuters
    May 6, 2009

    Oil jumps to $56 per barrel, new high for year, as Obama administration blocks new drilling and exploration.

    Experts predict new round of spot shortages and dwindling supplies.

    Gas prices rise fastest in 8 months to $2.34 per gallon national average.

    Concerns rise for 2010; what will gas cost? How much will Americans complain as they pay and will it matter?

  11. “Christianity Day’ missing in Hawaii BUT ‘Islam Day’ Declared in Hawaii. Hawaii’s Democratic controlled State Senate approves bill to honor Islam.

  12. ‘Islam Day’ Declared in Hawaii

    Hawaii’s Democratic controlled State Senate approves bill to honor Islam.

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