Tag: Maine

Marriages in Maine to begin at midnight

Marriage begins in state No. 8 tomorrow. Several city and town halls in Maine are planning special hours to accommodate people planning to marry as soon as the marriage-equality law fully takes effect.

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Is NY the Stonewall of marriage equality?

Activists in other states look to capitalize on momentum DANA RUDOLPH | Keen News Service Hundreds of same-sex couples married in New York on Sunday, the first day they could legally do so. And just as the Stonewall Riots in New...

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About Maine Gov. LePage’s Black “Son”

Over the weekend, newly-elected Tea Party-backed Maine Gov. Paul LePage called the NAACP a “special interest group” and told them to “kiss my butt” when they requested his presence at an event honoring...

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Braving the Cold in Maine for Repeal

It has been a long year for the Human Rights Campaign and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” My DADT year started in sunny southern Florida successfully working to secure the support of Senator Bill Nelson.  As my HRC...

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BREAKING: No Senate vote on DADT tonight

The Senate will not vote tonight on the Defense spending bill that includes a repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell.” Majority Leader Harry Reid postponed the previously scheduled vote after Maine Republican...

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Mobilizing with Allies in Maine for DADT repeal

It’s been an incredibly busy week in Maine, with HRC staff on the ground working with our partners and allies across the state to make sure that Senators Collins and Snowe vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In the spirit of...

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HRC and EQME Out in Maine for Repeal

I’m back– and so is the hope of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!” Last year, on behalf of HRC, I worked in Maine to successfully pass marriage equality legislation and defend it at the ballot...

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Standing With Veterans in Maine for DADT Repeal

The following post comes from HRC Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir: Yesterday, I met with Maine veterans about the critical importance of letting Senators Snowe and Collins know about the need to pass the National Defense...

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