Tag Archives: John Baldacci

Maddow On Maine Marriage Battle

Last night Rachel Maddow hosted Maine Gov. John Baldacci to discuss his change of heart on same-sex marriage. The latest poll released yesterday shows the issue to still be a tie.

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Anti-Gay Christian Action Network Told They Can’t Raise Funds In Maine

After they sent out a fundraising letter called “inflammatory” and “anti-Muslim,” the state of Maine has told the virulently anti-gay Christian Action Network that they can no longer raise funds there. The group is suing the state in response. The organization claims the state violated its right to free speech under the First and Fourteenth Amendments when it denied the ...

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Marriage Comes To Maine! Gov. Baldacci Signs Marriage Equality Bill!

Today Maine became the fifth state to approve marriage equality! Democratic Gov. John Baldacci today signed into law a bill allowing gay marriage, making Maine the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. The governor’s signature came barely an hour after the measure won final approval in the state Legislature, with a final 31-8 vote in favor in the Maine Senate. ...

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Victory In Maine!

Victory again! Maine’s House of Representatives just approved their marriage equality bill by a vote of 89-58. The bill now goes back to the state Senate for final approval before landing on Gov. John Baldacci’s desk. Baldacci has been evasive as to his decision. Maine’s in-house haters will have 90 days after the governor’s potential approval to gather 55,000 petition ...

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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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Maine Governor Calls Calls Blogger To Discuss Support Of Marriage Bill

In a surprising move, Maine Gov. John Baldacci called the home of Pam’s House Blend blogger Louise yesterday to say he was reconsidering his position about signing the marriage equality bill should it reach his desk. Baldacci has been saying he was undecided for several weeks. On Tuesday the Maine Judiciary Committee strongly endorsed the bill and sent it on ...

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Strong Equality Endorsement In Maine

Last week’s public hearing in Augusta must have had a positive effect because today the Maine Judiciary Committee strongly endorsed a marriage equality bill, sending it on to the state House and Senate by an 11-3 vote. Gov. John Baldacci says he’s still undecided about the bill. Today’s judiciary committee session was interrupted by a lone female protester who was ...

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Maine Marriage Hearing Live Stream

Maine’s marriage equality hearing is about to begin at the Augusta Civic Center. Watch the live stream of the proceedings here. Our supporters are wearing red. UPDATE: Things appear to have gone well for our side! A public hearing on the Maine Legislature’s gay marriage proposal has opened with a standing ovation for the bill’s sponsor. Sen. Dennis Damon received ...

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