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I'm Running for U.S. Senate to Promote LGBT Equality in Washington the Way We Have in Maine

Shenna Bellows | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shenna Bellows

We need a national Human Rights Act along the lines of the Maine Human Rights Act. We need to outlaw discrimination in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and educational opportunity on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation -- once and for all, nationwide, no exceptions.

Lila Shapiro

Leading Anti-Gay Organization Dealt Huge Blow | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The National Organization for Marriage, a leader in the campaign to ban same-sex marriage in the U.S., sustained a blow to its five-year effort to kee...

Maine GOP Platform Reaffirms Stance Against Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

The Maine Republican Party adopted a new platform Friday, reaffirming its opposition to same-sex marriage even as the issue gains wider acceptance nat...

Snowe Comes Out For Gay Marriage ... After Leaving Office

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Friday that she supports gay marriage, despite a long history of declining to state her position while in off...

LOOK: Maine's First Same-Sex Wedding

Posted 12.29.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, Mainers! The same-sex marriage law that voters passed in November went into effect at midnight on December 29th. Maine joins Washi...

Same-Sex Couples Marry In First Hours Of New Law

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an...

Gay Couples Getting Ready For First Weddings

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Chris Kast and Byron Bartlett already consider themselves married after a 2010 ceremony overlooking Portland Harbor, but now t...

Let the Next Generation Marry for Love

Cathy Kidman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Kidman

Everyone should have the right to stand in front of friends and family to make a lifetime commitment to a partner. Everyone should have the right to be a family, and to be able to protect that family.

The Catholic Church Spent How MUCH On Fight Against Marriage Equality?!

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While the results of this election represented a monumental victory in the fight for marriage equality, it turned out to be quite a costly one for the...

Gay Marriage Set To Make Millions For States

Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings

It's not just same-sex couples in Maine, Maryland and Washington who are celebrating the recent legalization of gay marriage -- the state treasury als...

Weeklings!: Celebrating Maryland, Maine, Minnesota And Washington! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

What are the gayest things about Maryland, Maine, Washington and Minnesota? Watch as I visit all four states with the speed of Carmen Sandiego and uncover their gay awesomeness.

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average, want change more than men and are sick and tired of discrimination that has hurt them.

The Ultimate Guide To Same-Sex Wedding Planning

The Huffington Post | Heather Robertson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, residents of Maine and Maryland! Each one of you can now legally marry the person you love in your home state. Now here's the next...

In Maine, Truth And Love More Powerful Than Fear And Deception

Matt McTighe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt McTighe

There's a change that's happening across the country, and last night we saw that change reflected here in Maine. Every day more and more people are coming to realize that allowing loving, committed couples to marry strengthens our families and our communities.

Maine Affirms Gay Marriage In Historic Vote

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Maine voters approved gay marriage Nov. 6 through a historic public vote, the Associated Press is reporting. The Portland Press Herald has addition...

INTERACTIVE RESULTS: Gay Marriage On The Ballot In 4 States

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in four states cast ballots on marriage equality. Refresh this page for the latest results. Also on HuffPost: var src_url="http:...

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

Maine Politician Invokes Dead Gay Brother's Memory In Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The fact remains that God intended marriage to be between one man and one woman, and we have no right to redefine marriage." That's how Representa...

Homosexuality And The Bible: An Election Day Appeal

Jack Levison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

On Election Day, voters in Maine, Minnesota, Washington and Maryland will decide the future of same-sex marriage. Many of them will cast their vote based upon what they think the Bible teaches about same-sex marriage. But how many actually know?

Straight Talk About Gay Marriage: 4 Points For Undecided Voters To Consider

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

One thing we've learned is that a lot of Minnesotans (and Marylanders, Washingtonians and Mainers) are sincere in supporting equal rights for gays and lesbians and simultaneously sincere in their misgivings about same-sex marriage. Yes, there are a lot of people sincerely in the middle.

The Catholic Case For Marriage Equality

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

Dear Catholics: If marriage is on the ballot in your state, chances are you've received a "personal appeal" from your bishop. Marriage equality, the letter says, doesn't reflect the church's concept of family. My letter to you makes a different personal appeal.

Where's the Outrage? National Organization for Marriage Out to Destroy Lives

Fred Karger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

The LGBT community and everyone who cares about fairness and equality face four crucial votes next Tuesday in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. All four elections are the doing of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

October Surprise: A Gay Man, His Mother And The Vote

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Valdes Greenwood

It must be a little frightening when the world spins forward without you; there is powerlessness in realizing that you are being left behind. And for my mom, that's exactly what's happening. Even as she stubbornly withholds her vote, she knows this much is true: My family is already the future.

Gay Marriage Gets A Boost In New England From...Joan Crawford?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Camden Opera House performance of "Mommie Queerest" has been moved to Nov. 16. In addition, the venue will also ho...

Obama Throws Support Behind Gay Marriage Measures

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marri...