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Maine voters back legalizing same-sex marriage

Election reverses rejection in ’09

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine voted to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, narrowly reversing a 2009 vote that overturned legislation that would have allowed gays and lesbians to wed legally.

Maine now joins six other states, as well as the District of Columbia, in allowing lesbians and gays to marry.

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