Ok, here's the updated scorecard. Same-sex marriage is now legal in: Maine Massachusetts Connecticut Iowa Vermont Civil unions legal in: New Jersey, New Hampshire Domestic Partnerships legal in: California, Washington, Oregon -------------------- Last Thursday, the Maine state Senate passed a gay marriage bill. Yesterday, legislation went to, and was passed by, the state House. Today, it went back to the Senate to "square" the two bills... and now, democratic governor Baldacci has signed it into law. Anti-gay groups are now poising to put a "gay marriage ban" referendum (like California's Prop 8) to the voters, hoping that voters will reject the state legislation (this was not passed by the state Supreme Court, like CA, but voters can still try to override the state, have the "final say" at the ballot box -- and a voter proposition could then be challenged in court as "unconstitutional". I love our checks and balances system of government!). I don't yet know what the recent polling is in Maine regarding acceptance of same-sex marriage, but this gay marriage thing is certainly moving like a freight train. New Hampshire may be next. Their republican governor is "on the fence" about signing legislation, but NH may become state #6. Watch for this coming soon. D.C. passed legislation yesterday recognizing gay marriages in other states, though Pelosi has warned Congress to "stay out of the gay marriage" issue completely.