NJ LGBT Rights Group Launches Ad Campaign for Marriage Equality

NJ.com
November 5, 2009
Garden State Equality has released two television ads aimed at building momentum for marriage equality in N.J. in advance of an upcoming lame-duck legislative session. [Link]

See ads here and here.

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Garden State Equality - TV Commercial “Marsha and Louise”

Garden State Equality
November 3, 2009
Garden State Equality releases a TV commercial in support of marriage equality depicting a lesbian couple who struggled to take care of their special needs children because they lacked adequate health insurance protections under N.J.'s civil unions law. [Link]

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Garden State Equality - TV Commercial “Emilia”

Garden State Equality
November 3, 2009
Garden State Equality releases a commercial in support of marriage equality in N.J. featuring a straight woman who emphasizes, through speaking about her own experiences visiting her dying husband in the hospital, how the state's civil unions law fails to adequately protect gay couples. [Link]

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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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