The signatures are in: Maine is going back to the ballot for marriage

Today Maine’s Secretary of State, Charlie Summers, confirmed that marriage advocates have collected enough signatures to allow a ballot measure this November that, if passed, would extend the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples.

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Maine will bring marriage to the ballot in November

This afternoon, our friends at EqualityMaine and GLAD will deliver over 100,000 signatures to Maine's Secretary of State that will put the freedom to marry on the ballot this November.

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Thousands of Mainers ask Senator Collins to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

Today, Freedom to Marry, EqualityMaine, Courage Campaign, GLAD, Maine Women's Lobby and the ACLU of Maine hand delivered over 2,300 signatures from Senator Susan Collins' constituents asking her to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Senators Lieberman and Collins: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with six state and national organizations to call on Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator Collins (R-ME) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Maine marriage advocates use election day to collect signatures to restore marriage

Equality Maine and its volunteers collect more than 35,000 signatures to repeal the state's marriage ban.

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Maine Secretary of State Approves Language of Marriage Petition—Time to Get to Work

Today, Maine’s Secretary of State approved the language for the citizen’s initiative asking Mainers to restore the freedom to marry in the state. Now that the language has been approved, EqualityMaine will begin collecting signatures to add that initiative to the ballot in 2012.

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Freedom to Marry supports marriage initiatives in Maine

Today, EqualityMaine and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), joined by religious and political allies in Maine, announced that they will be redoubling their efforts in leading the initiative to restore the freedom to marry in Maine

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Yes on 1 campaigner expresses regret over campaign tactics

Marc Mutty, the campaign manager for Yes on 1 in Maine, admits that his NOM-backed campaign used distortion and hyperbole to repeal the state’s freedom to marry law.

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NOM’s Efforts to Hide Its Donors Hit Another Snag

The so-called "National Organization for Marriage" lost another round in court, this time in Maine.

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Maine ethics panel seeking donor names

The state ethics commission continues to seek the names of people who donated to the National Organization for Marriage in 2009 -- an inquiry the organization continues to oppose.

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