Tag Archives: Equality Maine

Maine Activists Return Marriage To Ballot

Three years after a never-enacted marriage equality law was repealed at the ballot box, Maine’s activists will attempt to repeal the repeal. Via press release: Today, advocates for allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in Maine announced plans for a Citizens Initiative to enact a marriage equality law, delivering more than 105,000 signatures from Maine voters who want the issue ...

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Will Maine Become The First State To Win A Pro-Gay Marriage Ballot Measure?

Activists in Maine report that they’ve got more than double the required signatures to place same-sex marriage on the November ballot. On January 23rd Equality Maine will announce whether they’ll do so. The goal is to avoid a demoralizing repeat of 2009, Smith said. Voters rejected, by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent, a same-sex marriage law passed ...

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Maine Has The Marriage Signatures

Maine’s activists have raised almost twice the required petition signatures to place marriage equality on the 2012 ballot. In 2009 the state legislature approved same-sex marriage, but that action was undone by the fascist criminals at NOM, who immediately launched their successful repeal campaign. No gay marriages ever took place in Maine. “Not only were we incredibly successful at gathering ...

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Another New Ad From Equality Maine

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New From Equality Maine

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Maine Marriage Doc Opens Friday

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MAINE: Marriage Push Starts Well

One of the first day of their new campaign, marriage equality activists in Maine scored 10% of the total petition signatures they’ll need. Equality Maine targeted a number of communities including Portland, Kennebunk, Biddeford, York, Bangor, Ellsworth and Brunswick on Saturday. The idea was to hit heavily attended summer festivals. On Sunday, Equality Maine put the tally at 5,200. To ...

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Maine Goes For It Again

Confirmation from the Bangor Daily News: With momentum growing from last week’s victory in New York, supporters of marriage equality think that the time has come for another try in Maine. Today, EqualityMaine will launch a campaign to gather signatures to place marriage equality on the ballot in November 2012. They will face much work and a long campaign to ...

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MAINE: Another Run At Marriage?

Buoyed by the result in New York, some activists in Maine say they are considering bringing same-sex marriage back to the ballot in 2012. In 2009 Maine’s voters rescinded same-sex marriage mere months after it had been approved by the state legislature. Since the defeat, gay rights advocates said they have been working behind the scenes to try to change ...

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Phillip Spooner, The Chorale

Last fall 86 year old WWII veteran Phillip Spooner delivered the below stirring speech against the ultimately successful campaign to repeal marriage equality in Maine. His inspiring speech was posted on this and many other blogs. Today Jeremy Hooper at Good As You tips us to a choral version of Spooner’s testimony. Melissa Dunphy’s new composition “What do you think ...

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Maine: No On 1’s Ad #2

A dad talks about his gay daughter in this second ad from No On 1/Protect Maine Equality.

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Maine Couple Celebrates 40 Years

A nice story to appear on local Maine news right now, isn’t it? Wait for a bitchy comment from anti-gay organizer Marl Mutty at the end. Your donation to No On 1/Protect Maine Equality will be doubled by an anonymous donor if you do it by today. (Via – Pam’s House Blend)

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Maine Seems Poised For A November Vote On Marriage Equality Repeal

The Family Research Council says their petition gatherers have nearly twice as many names as needed to get a repeal of marriage equality put on the November ballot. They have until the end of the month to submit their signatures. Needing roughly 56,000 petition signatures to place a “People’s Veto” of this legislation on the November ballot, the pro-marriage coalition ...

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Anti-Gay Catholic Group: All Civil Marriages Are False

Last week I told you about the Catholic Church-sponsored American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property and their three-state-hate tour of New York, Rhode Island, Maine. WCHS-Portland, ME reports that these nutters not only hate gays, they believe that ALL civil marriages are false: The group says gay marriage is harmful to society because children do not ...

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Maine’s Haters: We’ve Got The Signatures

Stand For Marriage, the Maine group behind the petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot to repeal same-sex marriage, says they have the required signatures. Looking to overturn a bill signed by Governor John Baldacci in May approving same sex marriage, Stand For Marriage Maine announced today that they have collected more than the 55,087 signatures needed ...

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Maine’s Anti-Gays Are Racing The Clock

Everyday Christian is crowing that Maine’s petition drive to repeal same-sex marriage is “off to a fast start.” Anti-gay activists hope to gather the petitions in time for the November election when controversial tax items will be on the ballot, drawing more voters. It’s a tall order, but one that is feasible if early momentum continues, Bob Emrich said. Emrich, ...

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Maine Gets Potential Ballot Question

Here is the question that Maine election officials have drafted to appear on the November ballot if the haters get enough petition signatures: “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?” Maine citizens have an amount of time, from when a bill is ...

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Rock Maine Lobster!

For the hardworking folks at Equality Maine!

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Maine House Votes On Marriage Today

Maine’s House of Representatives votes today on the marriage equality bill approved by the Senate last week. A live video stream of the proceedings is here. Things kick off around 10am.

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“People’s Veto” Campaign Against Marriage Equality Launches In Maine

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality chairman Mike Heath (who is also the head of the Maine Family Policy Council) is about to begin collecting petitions for a “People’s Veto” of Maine’s marriage equality bill. The people of Maine know what marriage is,” said Heath. “Politicians pretend this debate is complicated and emotional. It isn’t. Maine people know the difference between ...

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