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9 years ago  ::  Jun 20, 2008 - 10:04PM #1
dblad
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[SIZE=4][B]Maine group drops push to repeal gay rights law [/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE=2]By GLENN ADAMS, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jun 19, 3:51 PM ET

AUGUSTA, Maine - An evangelical group has abandoned its campaign to overturn Maine's law protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination, days after California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

"We're pulling the plug," Michael Heath, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, said Thursday. The group failed to attract the voter, volunteer and financial support it needed to continue its campaign, he said.
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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080619/ap_on_re_us/gay_rights_maine

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9 years ago  ::  Jun 20, 2008 - 10:05PM #2
Sacrificialgoddess
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dblad wrote:



Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080619/ap_on_re_us/gay_rights_maine





Oh, yes, I saw this.   Maybe we can get Cap's view on it, seeing as she's a local.

Dark Energy. It can be found in the observable Universe. Found in ratios of 75% more than any other substance. Dark Energy. It can be found in religious extremists, in cheerleaders. To come to the conclusion that Dark signifies mean and malevolent would define 75% of the Universe as an evil force. Alternatively, to think that some cheerleaders don't have razors in their snatch is to be foolishly unarmed.

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9 years ago  ::  Jun 20, 2008 - 11:32PM #3
JohnQ
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From the article:
"The group collected only a third of the 15,000 voter signatures it had set as a goal for primary election day June 10, Heath said. Citing tags opponents had applied to initiative backers, he said potential volunteers "don't want to be aligned with bigotry and homophobia and hatred."

I guess prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry are more attractive when they are referred to as:  family values or protecting marriage and/or when they are wrapped in a false cloak of religion.  Yet, when they are called what they really are....no one wants to participate.
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Christian LIES wed Christian HATE......Begot a child....it’s named Prop 8! 

Supreme Court let it stand.....which means we can vote away the rights of others in our land.

Sad as that may be...it hurts all of us.....not just me.
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