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(NECN/WMTW) - Maine Governor John Baldacci signed a bill this afternoon making the state the fifth in the country to allow gay marriage. The governor signed the legislation shortly after the Maine legislature passed it. Four other states currently allow same-sex marriages. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa have been ordered by the courts to do so, and Connecticut has enacted a law codifying a court ruling. Vermont passed a gay marriage law in April over the governor's objection. "I think Maine people should be proud of the way this has been handled," said Baldacci. "Under the Constitution, we are all the same," said Baldacci in referencing his personal feelings about this matter. "Times have changed."