Video: Rachel Maddow - Will LGBT Community Get Out the Vote in Maine and Washington State?

MSNBC - The Rachel Maddow Show
November 2, 2009
Rachel Maddow on marriage equality and domestic partnership ballot initiatives in Maine and Washington State: "The loss of same-sex marriage rights due to Prop. 8 in California last year was thought to have awoken the proverbial sleeping giant among gay rights supporters. All eyes on Washington and Maine tomorrow night to see how well that wide-awake giant turns out the vote." [Link]

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Video: Maine’s Question 1: Catholic Church Raising Money for Anti-Gay Campaign

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
October 31, 2009
NBC News' Ron Allen reports on Maine's Question 1, noting that the Catholic Church in Maine is taking collections to raise money for the anti-gay campaign. Allen also profiles Janet Jones and Faith Moritz, a lesbian couple who have been partners for 24 years. [Link]

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Video: GLAAD on Gay Rights and the Obama White House

CNN
November 2, 2009
Fredricka Whitfield talks to GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios about President Obama's progress on LGBT equality issues. Barrios: "I think that we need to keep focused on talking to America about the aspirations of the gay community, the hopes as well as the real concrete barriers that we face." [Link]

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Debunking more lies from the Bishop’s anti-gay campaign in Maine

AMERICAblogGAY
October 30, 2009
Ads from anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine continue to be chock full of lies and misinformation. Their latest intimates that domestic partnerships are okay for same-sex couples, just not marriage. But Marc Mutty, who is running the Yes on 1 (anti-gay) campaign, lobbied against Maine's domestic partnership in 2004. Mutty gets called out on his lies by Jesse Connolly and former State Rep. Ben Dudley, who sponsored the D.P. bill:

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New Ad from No on 1/Protect Maine Equality: “Clear”

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
October 31, 2009
The No on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign has another new TV ad: [Link]



It's not too late to support Maine marriage equality - click here!

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Video: New “Stand” Ad from No on 1/Protect Maine Equality

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
October 29, 2009
Newest ad, "Stand," from No on 1/Protect Maine Equality:


Support Marriage Equality in Maine here.

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Video: Senator Chuck Schumer: We must not rest until we have marriage in all fifty of these states.

POLITICO
October 27, 2009
Ben Smith's column reports on NY Senator Chuck Schumer's comments at a fundraising dinner last week which articulated a far broader vision for the freedom to marry than he or most Democrats typically state publicly. [Link]

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Video: Voice for Equality, Brendon Ayanbadejo Continues to Speak Out for Marriage Equality

ESPN First Take
October 25, 2009
Freedom to Marry's Voice for Equality, Brendon Ayanbadejo, on ESPN's First Take after the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team goes to 3-0 and he recieves AFC defensive player of the week, speaking out for marriage equality. [Link]

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Stephen Colbert Takes on R-71

The Colbert Report - The Word
October 27, 2009

On Monday night's The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert talked about Referendum 71 in Washington State in his 'The Word' segment and satirized the anti-gay groups trying to prevent domestic partnerships in the state. [Link]

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Pro-Marriage Equality WWII Vet in Spotlight

MyFOXMaine
October 23, 2009

87-year-old Philip Spooner of Biddeford, a lifelong Republican and World War II veteran, spoke in favor of same-sex marriage at a public hearing at the Augusta Civic Center last spring. The video of his speech has become an Internet sensation, receiving hundreds of thousands of hits from people all over the world. [Link]


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