Done right

This is absolutely the right way to do things:
Same-sex marriage became legal in Maine on Wednesday as Gov. John Baldacci signed a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approved it.
But he raised the possibility that the residents of the state would overturn the law, saying, "Just as the Maine Constitution demands that all people are treated equally under the law, it also guarantees that the ultimate political power in the State belongs to the people."

Of course, that's as it should be. But doing this through the legislature and elected officials is a much more stable and, I believe, ultimately more lasting way to allow gay marriage. Well done, Maine.