The Maine bill authorizes marriage between any two people...
Despite my status as really uncommitted anarchist, I reckon this is a good thing. I'm a big fan of the radical gay agenda. I'm a big fan of anything, really, that gets reactionary types riled up about "social propriety" and 'licentious nihilists':
...gay nihilists browbeat traditionalists into submission: Radical leftists know that their agenda violates the deepest sense of social propriety, and so they must portray traditionalists as bigots and religious "extremists" to make the sale for their own licentiousness. [D.D.]
With a goal as lofty as radical social revolution, the destruction of the institution of marriage would seem like a worthy first step. Though I'm not sure extending that institution's reach is exactly the best way to go about it, I'll trust the nihilist's judgment on this one.
In the meantime, if gay folks can get themselves added to their same-sex spouses' health insurance at work, or have input in their health decisions at the hospital without getting hassled by the in-laws, or keep their communal property when their spouse dies, then I reckon it's a good thing.
Undoubtedly the collection of the 55K signatures needed to get a "people's veto" initiative on the ballot come November is already under way. Though I doubt Maine voters would overturn the law, a truly radical gay nihilist movement would borrow a page from the Democrat playbook and challenge the signatures. Anything less would be anticlimactic.
[Portland Press Herald: Baldacci signs same-sex marriage into law]