When voters in Maine go to the polls on November 3 to vote on Ballot Question 1, they’ll be deciding whether to outlaw same-sex marriage (a YES vote) or to let same-sex marriage stand (a NO vote).
The YES on 1 campaign consists of a front group called “Stand for Marriage Maine” that is almost [...]
The call went out yesterday from the anti-gay group Stand for Marriage Maine: SMM needs an actress willing to pretend to be a “working waitress type” and read a script explaining why waitress types in Maine should vote to ban marriage equality.
I’ve always thought I was the working waitress type. Unfortunately, I can’t be [...]
The wheels of representative democracy are turning in Maine. Last week, the Maine Senate passed LD 1020, a bill affirming the right of same-sex couples to get married in the state of Maine and reiterating the right of churches to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Yesterday, the Maine Senate passed LD 1020 and today Governor [...]
Voting begins today in the Maine House on same-sex marriage bill LD 1020 after strong support in public hearings and approval by the Maine Senate. Look for the bill to pass, if not today then this week: support is strong among Maine Democrats, who have a majority in the legislative body. Representatives of the Catholic [...]
Many citizens have stepped up to the mike today before a legislative committee hearing in Augusta, Maine, making cases for and against LD 1020, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. I have been most impressed by the words of Reverend Mark Worth and Rabbi Hillel Katzir. You can read the entire transcript [...]
Today, the Maine State Legislature is holding hearings on LD 1020, a bill “To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom.”
The hearings are going on, right now, and all Mainers have been invited to testify. Listen in here.