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The same-sex marriage debate continues with Maine

October 23, 2009

During the spring of 2009, Maine’s legislature passed a resolution to allow same-sex marriage in the state, which would have gone into effect today, Monday, Sept. 14, but now the issue will be on the ballot in November to determine by popular vote, whether or not to allow it in the state. Will Maine lose same sex marriage? And what’s the benefit to the state to keep same sex marriage on the books?
 
Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota Law School Professor
Carpenter can address the issues that have been happening between many states as they move to make same sex marriage legal. He can also provide insight into why state level benefits may be more valuable than on the federal level, and why it helps families.

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