Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims. If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil [...]

Marriage equality blooms at midnight in Maine

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 1:34 am

Alex Steed of the Bangor Daily News liveblogged the events. Steven Bridges and Michael Snell were the first couple in line to marry at Portland City Hall (via Caroline Cornish): Well, it’s past midnight and the earth has not ended as we know it because same-sex couples are getting marriage licenses in Maine. Congratulations to [...]

Christian Civic League of Maine Tries To Guilt Town Clerks Into Shirking Their Duties

By: Friday December 28, 2012 1:56 pm

With Maine’s marriage equality law taking effect on Saturday, Dec. 29, Carroll Conley and Bob Emrich of the anti-gay Christian Civic League of Maine are pressing town clerks to shirk their duties by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “We want you to know that as the leaders in the Christian Civic League [...]

Christian Civic League of Maine Encourages Supporters To Imagine The Worst

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:30 pm

Under the banner “Redefinition of Marriage and Your Life”, executive director of the anti-LGBT Christian Civic League of Maine Carroll Conley is asking supporters to answer a single survey question: “How will the redefinition of marriage affect your church, school, business, or family?”. The Christian Civic League of Maine, also known as Maine Family Policy [...]

Maine Becomes First In the Nation to Adopt a Voter-Initiated Marriage Equality Law

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 11:59 pm

Tonight Maine lives up to its state motto “Dirigo”, or “I Lead” by becoming the first state in the nation to pass a marriage equality law by citizens’ initiative. Question 1 has passed by a vote of 54 to 46. Just prior to election day, support for Question 1 had polled at only 52%, according [...]

Maine professional anti-gays fixate on stopping ‘Sodomy-Based Marriage’

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 7:38 am

Maine professional anti-gay Mike Heath is pimping his hate with the No Special Rights PAC. “Pro family warriors” are supposed to demonstrate at the Maine Democrat Convention Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Check out its poster. The demonstration will take place on the street at the entrance to the Augusta Civic Center. A large banner has [...]

Give Landmark Theaters a nudge: tell it to show the doco “Question One,” about Maine marriage campaign

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 5:07 am

In 2009, there was an epic battle in the state of Maine to repeal/save marriage equality. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into that battle, and it was covered by filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile, and turned into documentary “Question One.” Chronicling events from the perspective of both sides of the question, there is a [...]

Court documents prove NOM’s plan to divide black, gay communities

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 7:55 am

The National Organization for Marriage’s unsuccessful fight to skirt Maine’s financial disclosure laws just backfired majorly on the group by revealing a  distasteful part of its game plan to stop marriage equality. According to a court document that was uploaded online, NOM specifically worked to drive a wedge between the black and gay community on [...]

Marriage Equality Advocates in Maine Announce Ballot Campaign

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Maine has a proud history of tenacity in its pursuit of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In November 2005, after several rounds of legislative action and ballot measures stretching over 12 years, Mainers voted to uphold their LGBT non-discrimination law by a margin of more than 10 percent. A similar [...]

NOM’s 2009 Victory in Maine Comes Back to Haunt the Organization

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 7:06 am

The National Organization for Marriage loses another round in court against Maine’s disclosure laws. Meanwhile, a soon-to-be released documentary threatens to expose the questionable tactics of those the organization employed to defeat Maine’s marriage equality law.

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