Friday, October 09, 2009

Why the marriage equality fight in the state of Maine is so important

Logan at Logaontron has written a good post (excerpt below) on the importance of Maine's marriage equality fight - not just for citizens of that state - but for all Americans. "Okay, let me break it down for you. Gay marriage is being challenged at the voting booth yet again. This time the battlefield is Maine. Remember Prop 8? This time it’s called Question 1. Same thing, different state... " explains Logan. The gay rights movement needs money to achieve full civil rights and Logan passionately encourages his readers to donate (like he did) to the cause. Kudos.

Logan writes:
Here’s the history: Maine’s Governor signed a law that legalized gay marriage earlier this year. The National Organization for Marriage (aka NOM – the group who did the Gathering Storm YouTube video) immediately put forth a statewide a ballot initiative called Question 1. This is shaping up exactly like Prop 8. In fact, the anti-gay marriage folks have even hired the same firm who ran the Yes on Prop 8 campaign.

We have a real chance to win this one. Can you imagine if the Maine Legislature, the Governor, and then the Maine citizens all affirm gay marriage? It would be tremendous for the momentum of the gay marriage movement.

If we lose, it could be devastating. Imagine the nasty precedent: First California then Maine revoking the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. READ MORE
For more info and to donate visit: Protect Maine Equality.