For the Opponents of Gay Marriage

I want you all to see the pain that is caused when individuals, groups, and governments restrict the one thing that as human beings we cannot survive without – love.

If you happen to be someone that is against gay marriage, or just someone who doesn’t think it matters either way, I want you to look into the eyes of the individuals in this documentary and see the pain your misunderstandings, hatred, or just plain ignorance causes. Because of YOUR vote or even YOUR inaction, these individuals are unable to feel or express the same joys you take from granted every day.

If you don’t have 15 minutes to watch both episodes, at least watch Part Two.


Still Second Class…

Maine rejected marriage equality today by voting yes on #1.

If only they knew how it feels…
Maybe things would be different…
If only they knew they made me cry…

I’m sorry, I just don’t have it in me to write much more…I really had hoped I wouldn’t end the night teary-eyed and feeling like I was second class.

Looking on the brighter side, Washington approved Ref#71, so we have everything but the title in Washington state.

On the Phone For Freedom

An important message sent on behalf of No on 1 – Protect Maine Equality Campaign

The freedom to marry is under attack in Maine. We need your help!

In less than six weeks, Maine voters will decide on a statewide referendum that could deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry. As usual, anti-gay extremists are doing everything they can to strip LGBT people of this fundamental right. Despite their efforts, polls show the election is very close.

But with so much at stake, the No On 1 campaign in Maine needs every one of us to pitch in and make sure that voters in Maine hear from us. It’s time to hit the phones!

Sign up here to be part of the September 27th Maine Day of Action.

On Sunday, September 27, join thousands of volunteers from across the country who are calling Maine voters. All you need is a phone and a computer with an internet connection. No long distance fees, no dialing – the web-based software does it all. But it can’t sign you up!

So do it – sign up here and dial for freedom.

For the past five years, the Task Force has been working side-by-side with our partners in Maine to prepare for this moment. Learn more about our work in Maine.

Equality (Gay Marriage) To Go Up For Vote in Maine

Gay marriage opponents claim they have collected more than the 55,000 signatures they needed to halt the new marriage law that would have permitted same-sex marriages starting September 12 and put the matter up for a vote in the November election.

Equality is now going up for a vote in another state…so start getting the word out, start ensuring we don’t loose this right to marry and our status as equals.

Protest for Gay Marriage

PR Firm That Led Successful Prop 8 Campaign Hired to Repeal Gay Marriage in Maine

After becoming the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage on May 6 of this year, marriage equality opponents began collecting the 55,087 signatures necessary to place the law on hold pending a state-wide referendum, that could be held during the November elections.

Opponents of marriage equality have hired Schubert Flint Public Affairs, the same public relations firm that led the successful Proposition 8 campaign that overturned the same-sex marriage ruling in California.  In response, supporters of equality, Maine Freedom to Marry, have hired Jesse Connolly who headed the “Maine Won’t Discriminate” campaign of 2005, which was successful in maintaining Maine’s gay rights law.

These will be high-cost and high-profile campaigns that will undoubtedly have national implications…so keep an eye out, and do anything you can to support marriage equality in Maine and elsewhere.

Maine Gay Marriage