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North Carolina’s Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The South

Southerners don’t like to be made fun of for their nasty little regional culture, but then they go ahead and confirm the worst ideas that people have about them, engaging in loud public acts of cruel stupidity. A case in point is North Carolina’s passage yesterday of a state constitutional ban on marriage equality. [...]

Is Sexuality Blackmail Justified?

The ChurchOuting web site characterizes priests hide their homosexual identity as leading “a life of fear”. Yet, ChurchOuting is using this fear in order to pressure priests to promote its pro-equality agenda. [...]

Reckoning the Vote: Gay-Friendly and Gay-Unfriendly Towns in Cumberland County, Maine

Where are you welcome? Where are you not welcome?

If you’re in a gay or lesbian couple, you know by now that a narrow majority of Mainers has decided you don’t deserve the basic respect afforded to people in the United States of America: the legal respect of equality. On the bright side, a very [...]

Maine Anti-Gay Rally That Shut Mainers Out Was Funded by Washington, DC Religious Group

Boy oh boy, you can say this for the anti-gay forces seeking to overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law: when they go in for something, they don’t do it by halves.

You may remember that in September of 2009, an anti-gay calling itself “Stand for Marriage Maine” held what they called a “rally” in the city [...]

"I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called DOMA" — President Barack Obama

“I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called DOMA.”

– President Barack Obama, just now, declaring for the first time in his presidency a clear inclination to oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.

Did that Peace Prize kick President Obama out of his careful, complacent crouch?

Discuss.

Betsy Smith at Auburn, Maine NO on 1 Community Conversation (Transcript)

“We need not think alike to love alike.” This quotation of Francis David appeared on the wall of the First Universalist Church in Auburn, Maine where the organization called Vote No on 1 / Protect Maine Equality held one of five “community conversations” this week.

Betsy Smith, Executive Director of Equality Maine and Executive Committee [...]

LGBT Equality Caucus Members Who Don't Support DOMA Repeal

Earlier this week, Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced H.R. 3567, the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009. This bill, if passed, would repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a piece of legislation enacted in the 1990s revoking the presumption that same-sex marriages carried out in one state would be recognized in other states or by [...]

Audition: Teacher Type Against Maine Marriage Equality (Video)

A couple of days ago, Jim Stiles of Stand for Marriage Maine put out the call for an actor willing to pretend to be a “real Maine” “teacher type.” Auditions are being held on September 2 at the South Portland Howard Johnson for a TV advertisement to air before this fall’s vote in Maine on [...]

Sure, You Can Ban My Marriage, If…

It had been years since those long days in the Sahara with Maurice, but the experiences they had shared there came back to him in a flash. [...]