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Maddow speaks with Maine governor over upcoming gay marriage vote

Gov John BaldacciRachel Maddow spoke with Maine’s Governor John Baldacci Thursday night about the attempt to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law, enacted in May, but up for a vote in next Tuesday’s election.

Not too long ago, Baldacci stood against gay marriage, but has since had a change of heart, saying “civil union is not equal to a civil marriage.”

Maine was to become the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage when Gov. Baldacci signed the bill on May 6, but was put on hold in September when opponents gathered enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot in hopes of a “people’s veto.”

If Question 1 is rejected on November 3, Maine’s gay marriage law would remain on the books.

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