New Response Ad from No on 1/Protect Maine Equality

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
October 8, 2009

An email from the campaign:

We have a new TV ad on the air today, and I wanted to make sure you had a chance to see it:



In Maine, we value our local teachers, our parents, and all our families. When the Question 1 campaign attacked them, we knew we had to stand up and be counted. And we did in 36 hours.

Thanks for your support-- I hope you like the ad.

Jesse Connolly
Campaign Manager
NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality


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Video: Catania Introduces D.C. Marriage Bill

The Washington Blade
October 6, 2009
Council member David Catania introduces a bill to make marriage equality legal in the District of Columbia. [Link]

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Video: Am I Protected: Protect Domestic Partnerships In Washington State

equalrightswash
October 4, 2009
Every day LGBT people face inequalities that just don't make sense, from small acts of discrimination to ones with tragic consequences. [Link]



Support R71 here.

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Video: Voice for Equality Rep. John Lewis Delivers Eloquent Pro-Marriage Speech

Pam's House Blend
September 20, 2009
Pam Spaulding: Rep. Lewis, the civil rights legend who shed blood for equality, delivers a message that the LGBT community should never stand down, should keep forging ahead, should cast aside fears, and should not listen to calls to 'wait.' He states with conviction that marriage equality is a human right. [Link]

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Video: Washington State Referendum 71 Ad to Turn Out Vote and Retain Domestic Partnership Expanded R

YouTube
September 19, 2009
Referendum 71 must be approved by voters so all Washington families are treated equally under the law, and so that we can keep the domestic partnership law. Young voters tend not to vote in off year elections. WE NEED YOU TO VOTE! [Link]



Link here for more information and to pledge to vote!

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NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality: Will your neighbors believe them?

NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality reports on first anti-gay TV ad launched by the opposition in which numerous distortions of the truth and fear-mongering tactics are utilized:
It's happened...
Today, our opponents launched their first TV ad -- and not surprisingly, it's full of the same sort of distortion and fear-mongering that was so successful in passing California 's Prop 8. They've already bought $700,000 in airtime-- that means every voter in the state will see their ad at least 20 times. We know we can win this campaign to protect marriage equality in Maine . But our latest poll confirms that to win, we need to match our opponents dollar-for-dollar, ad-for-ad. We're almost there, but we need your help to keep our message of fairness and equality on the air through the end of September.
Right now, we're just $21,740 short of our goal for next week's TV ad buy, but we need the money in hand by Thursday. Can you chip in to help us combat these misleading ads?
In Maine, we believe in fairness, equality and personal freedom. Neighbors support neighbors, and we all come together to make our state great. Marriage equality reflects that, and ensures that everyone is treated equally under the law.
Our opponents know that to defeat us, they need to flood the airwaves with fear-mongering, lies and distortion. They need to mislead the good people of Maine and change the subject by inventing so-called consequences of marriage equality.
We can't let them get away with it. We must fight back and tell the truth. Can you chip in today to help us stay on the air?
Thanks for your support -- together, we can defeat this measure and protect marriage equality.
Jesse ConnollyCampaign ManagerNO on 1/Protect Maine Equality
Donate and watch the ad.

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Video: Edie and Thea

In The Life - It's About Time
September 2009
After a 42-year courtship, Edie and Thea are finally getting married. This clip discusses the making of the tender documentary that memorializes a life-long romance set against a backdrop of cultural change and the desire for marriage equality. [Link]

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Australia’s First Marriage Equality TV Ad Campaign Set to Begin Friday

Australian Marriage Equality
September 10, 2009
Australia's first television advertising campaign calling for the freedom to marry commences tomorrow, Friday September 11. The campaign is designed to reach out to mainstream Australia with a message from the families of gay and lesbian Australians highlighting the unfairness of legal inequality. [Link] (video at bottom of page)


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Irish marriage equality ad a surprise hit on YouTube, Twitter

Irish Central
September 3, 2009
A new Irish video is sweeping the internet with its call for marriage equality. Sinead's Hand, which was made by the Irish freedom to marry lobbying group, MarriageEquality, is rocketing 'round Twitter as the must-see promo for marriage equality. [Link]

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Video: Jindal Spokeswoman Criticizes the Interfaith Alliance for Supporting Marriage Equality

MSNBC: The Rachel Maddow Show
September 3, 2009
Rachel Maddow talks with the Interfaith Alliance's Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's spokeswoman attacking the organization for its support of the freedom to marry. [Link]

(from 3:35 - 6:28)

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