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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 [...]

Stand for Marriage Maine Brings Out the Scary Black Woman for its Anti-Gay Ads

Lee Atwater is chuckling in his grave.

When Stand for Marriage Maine wanted to put out its first TV ads against same-sex marriage in Maine, it put out an audition notice looking for a nice, well-spoken white woman willing to pretend to be a teacher and read a script. I’m not kidding. Here is the [...]

No on 1 Goes Low Tech for More Effective Road Signs than Yes on 1

The Yes on 1 road signs put out by the anti-gay “Stand for Marriage Maine” are reasonably well-designed as far as traditional campaign signs go, although the color scheme leads to some practical problems: yellow and white don’t contrast, and unless you’re in just the right light, as in the photograph you see below, the [...]

Is Anti-Gay Effort in Maine Broadly Religious? The Money Says No.

When representatives of various churches and other religious organizations in Maine gathered in early October to declare their support for same-sex marriage and their opposition to Ballot Question 1, the head of the anti-gay YES on 1 forces mocked them. Marc Mutty, Chair of Stand for Marriage Maine, issued a press release characterizing the breadth [...]

Proven! Space Alien ReEducation Camp Agenda Behind Maine NO on 1 Campaign!

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 [...]

NO on 1: 3416 Maine Individual Contributions. Stand for Marriage Maine: Just 257

NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality is the organization leading the charge to vote NO on Ballot Question 1 in Maine this fall. Ballot Question 1 would overturn LD 1020, the law that made same-sex marriage legal in the state of Maine earlier this year. By my read of Maine campaign finance disclosure documents, the NO [...]

Fundraising: Maine No on 1 Blows Anti-Gay Forces Out of the Water

November 3, Mainers go to the polls and vote on whether to reject Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. Fundraising totals for the third quarter of 2009 are out for the NO on 1 and YES on 1 forces. The main Maine NO on 1 organization, NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality, has raised more [...]

Stock Photos Suffice When Anti-Gay Group Can't Find Real Proponents

Bill Nemitz of the Portland Press Herald reported on Friday that groups in favor of same-sex marriage equality in Maine have a long line of Maine families asking to be featured in its advertisements. But oddly enough, the anti-gay groups are having the hardest time finding anyone actually from Maine who opposes marriage equality and [...]

Sponsor my NO on 1 Walk on Route 1 for Maine Marriage Equality

Because I believe in equal protection under law, because I don’t like it when some people tell other people how to live their lives, and because I wouldn’t want government to try and ban MY marriage, I’ll be voting NO on Ballot Question 1 this November in Maine. Voting NO on 1 will keep same-sex [...]

Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine on Marriage Equality Campaign Strategy

Last week, as part of a “community conversation” in the city of Auburn Maine, Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine shared the strategic vision of the NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality campaign to preserve Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. My transcription of her remarks (including embedded video where these were shown to us) follows:

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Take Action: Call for Marriage Equality in Maine on Sept. 27

No matter where you live, if you would like to do your bit to help Maine in its effort to keep same-sex marriage legal this year, consider signing up to take a 2 hour shift placing phone calls to Mainers on Sunday, September 27. It’s my understanding from listening to the folks in the Vote [...]