Marriage Equality Foes Do Battle on Airwaves

Bangor Daily News
September 21, 2009
The battle for maintaining marriage equality in Maine continues to heat up with ads from both sides filling the airwaves. Anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine says more ads will be released as early as this week. [Link]

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NO on 1 Campaign Releases Detailed Memorandum Dispelling Ongoing Lies and Distortions by Question 1

Scribd
September 18, 2009


Maine Legal Rebuttal to Yes Ads

[Link] to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality



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Maine: Marriage Equality Race Tied Heading into November

Daily Kos
September 18, 2009
Polls in Maine are statistically deadlocked at present. There is no illusion of easy victory. If you live in Maine, register to vote early, if you live in the region, consider volunteering, and everyone else, if you can, consider contributing to the effort. If we can hold our hard-fought ground in Maine, it'll make it that much easier to fight for progress everywhere else. [Link]

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Outside Religious Right Groups Targeting Marriage Equality in Maine With a Prop 8-Style Campaign Bas

People for the American Way
September 18, 2009
People For the American Way issued a report on Thursday that documents how the Religious Right is targeting marriage equality in Maine with big money and false attacks, virtually identical to the fearmongering strategies in 2008's Proposition 8 campaign in California. [Link]

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Op-Ed: Debating Points Are One Thing, Falsehoods Are Another

Bangor Daily News
September 18, 2009
Those opposed to the freedom to marry in Maine claim that schools would be forced to teach “gay sex education” if the state's marriage equality law stands. It is baseless and betrays an ignorance about education. [Link]

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Local Catholics in Maine Work to Uphold Marriage Equality Law

Seacoastonline.com
September 17, 2009
Jack and Rose Dougherty went to St. Rafael's Church in Kittery, ME last Sunday, armed with petitions spearheaded by Catholics for Marriage Equality. They also put a note in the basket during the second collection stating they did not support the church's opposition to Maine's freedom to marry law. [Link]

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Maine Marriage Equality Ad Battle Begins

Kennebec Journal
September 16, 2009
Stand for Marriage Maine, the campaign to repeal Maine's marriage equality law, began airing its first radio and TV ads backing Question 1 on September 15th. NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality points out the ads' messages are "nothing more than deception and scare tactics." [Link]

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Maine: National Day of Action Sept 27th

The Bilerico Project
September 15, 2009
Community members and allies nationwide are being asked to commit to volunteering 2.5 hours on Sept. 27th to phone Maine voters as part of the Maine Day of Action. [Link]

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Maine Anti-Marriage Equality Radio Ad Continues Use of Deceptive Tactics

GoodAsYou
September 15, 2009
Jeremy Hooper posts the audio of Stand For Marriage Maine's new radio advertisement backing Question 1, as well as the official House transcript of what state Rep. Priest (who is cited in the radio ad) really said about voting on marriage equality. [Link with audio]

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Seattle Police Union Supporting Expanded Domestic Partner Rights

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 15, 2009
The Seattle Police Officer's Guild is the latest group to voice its support for Washington State's Referendum 71. The Guild's president said they "are proud to join the coalition and hope other law enforcement organizations around the state will join us in support for this referendum." [Link]

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