WERU News Report 6/26/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

In breaking news today, the US Supreme Court has ruled that DOMA- the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act”, is unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples who are legally married under state law should be afforded the same federally recognized rights and benefits as other married couples – including tax breaks, social security benefits, and family medical leave.

In Augusta today, both houses of the state legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of the biennial budget, thus avoiding a state shut down. Here’s some of the debate that took place prior to the vote