Op-Ed: Gay Mainers Entitled to All Rights of Citizenship, Including Marriage

Kennebec Journal
September 28, 2009
A straight married couple from Winthrop, Maine, voices their support for marriage equality: "Extending the right of civil marriage to same-sex couples can only strengthen this wonderful institution and contribute to an increased stability of American society... Our support for marriage equality is based on our understanding of religious freedom, our own religious beliefs, logic and biology." [Link]

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LETTER: Look at Nations That Have Marriage Equality

Morning Sentinel (Maine)
September 29, 2009
A University of Maine alumnus says "adopting a broader worldview often proves helpful in addressing difficult issues. Many of our allies around the globe have ratified marriage equality. Canada legalized same-sex marriage years ago, yet our northern neighbor has not degenerated into a dystopian mess as a result. To the contrary, Canada's deliberation in the matter of marriage equality demonstrates a healthy separation of church and state. [Link]

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Maine Bishop Continues Raising Money at Churches to Deny the Freedom to Marry

AMERICAblog Gay
September 28, 2009
Catholic churches in Maine have become de facto campaign headquarters for the “Yes on 1” campaign. On Sunday, the Bishop delivered a taped message to his shrinking congregations and once again held collections to raise money for the anti-gay effort. This effort is causing great consternation among Catholics in the state. A new group in Maine, Catholics for Marriage Equality, has formed to counter the Bishop's messaging. [Link]

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Op-Ed: Federal Government Must Investigate NOM’s Financial Practices

The Washington Blade
September 29, 2009
Danielle Truszkovsky: NOM (the National Organization for Marriage) has been accused of money laundering in Maine and the state’s Commission on Governmental Ethics & Election Practices is considering an investigation into NOM to see if it has violated Maine’s campaign finance laws by purposefully attempting to conceal donor names. Since the group seems to be pioneering the way to circumventing the democratic process, one can only wonder when the federal government will take notice. [Link]

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Jesse Connolly, No on 1/Protect Maine Equality: Push us over the top—$28,000 by September 30 at M

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
September 29, 2009
Jesse Connolly: All of our fundraising by midnight on the 30th-- just 36 hours from now-- will be included in our 2nd quarter report. When this report comes out, the media will turn their focus toward us to see if we're financially strong enough to win the this election. [Link]

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Video: New Maine Marriage Equality TV Ad: “All Families”

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
September 26, 2009
NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality's latest TV ad shows an array of Maine voices in support of marriage equality. "Whatever you believe, is it really fair to stand in the way of someone's happiness or personal decisions? Everyone should be treated equally." [Link]



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Catholics Divided on Question 1 in Maine

Bangor Daily News
September 27, 2009
While Bishop Richard J. Malone continues to urge Catholics to support Question 1 in Maine, Catholics for Marriage Equality member Anne Underwood says, "The informed consciences of many Catholics compel them to reject the bishop’s political opinion about marriage equality.” [Link]

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Catholics for Marriage Equality Again Urges Support for NO on 1 to Protect Marriage Equality

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
September 27, 2009
Catholics for Marriage Equality (C4ME) today urged Catholics and all Mainers to vote no on Question 1 on the November 3rd ballot, despite an appeal from Bishop Joseph Malone in opposition to marriage equality presented via DVD in parishes statewide Saturday and Sunday. C4ME said that it is speaking out because it wants the diocese to know that it is not speaking for all faithful Catholics. [Link]

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No on 1/Protect Maine Equality Takes Lessons from Prop. 8 Playbook

The Advocate
September 26, 2009
Kerry Eleveld: The No on 1/Protect Maine Equality camp made sure to get up on the airwaves first so they would not continually be caught on the defensive end of the battle. And this week, they heeded the political wisdom of California’s very own perennial politician Willie Brown, who once said, “In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours.” [Link]

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The Many Ways to Contribute to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality

Open Left
September 25, 2009
Jesse Connolly of No on 1/Protect Maine Equality discusses the strategy the pro marriage equality side is using to rebutt the warmed-over Prop 8 falsehoods and scare tactics that are once again being used by the opposition. He lists the many ways people may contribute to the cause: directly donate to the No on 1 website, support someone participating in the Walk Against 1 campaign, the Volunteer Vacation Program, and more. [Link]

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