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Around 300 BC, the Greek dramatist Menander wrote something that, roughly translated, reads, "Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but it is a necessary evil."
The homophobe agenda
| July 22, 2011
Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?
A few years ago, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — a Boston-based legal advocacy organization — launched a "6 x 12" campaign to secure marriage rights for gay couples across New England by 2012.
| April 15, 2011
Marriage activists get closure, look forward
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree expressed what many in the room were feeling at Equality Maine’s annual dinner celebration on Saturday night: the function room at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street elicits “a little bit of PTSD” for Maine’s gay-ri
| April 02, 2010
We heart these people
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
| February 12, 2010
After the battle
In a fast-moving and historic couple of days in Augusta (pity they don't move so fast on other important issues), the Maine Legislature last week approved same-sex marriage, and Governor John Baldacci ended weeks of speculation about what he would do
Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
| May 15, 2009
From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?
Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
| March 25, 2009
Separate is not equal
| March 25, 2009
Legislative battle takes shape
The list of Maine's gay-marriage bill co-sponsors — i.e. , those legislators lending the most robust support to the measure — was released last Thursday afternoon.
| March 18, 2009
Legislature will take up gay marriage this session
Maine lawmakers are certain to debate gay marriage in 2009, with competing marriage-related bills slated to be filed with the Legislature this week.
| January 14, 2009
Gay marriage debate comes to Maine
Even as same-sex marriage supporters across the country reel from the Election Day approval of California's Proposition 8 — which changed that state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman — they are optimistic about bringing gay m
| December 17, 2008
Peace + Justice Center shutting down
“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
| September 05, 2007
Gay and lesbian couples move one step closer to marriage
Maine’s highest court made a high-road decision last week by unanimously ruling that same-sex couples can legally adopt children in Maine.
| September 05, 2007
Next stop: marriage
If we had asked the leadership at Equality Maine about their plan for gay marriage say, two years ago, they would have likely said, “If we told you, we’d have to kill you.”
As New Hampshire enacts civil unions, Maine’s gay-marriage advocates get ready
| June 08, 2007
What Collins won't tell
We reported last week that Senator Susan Collins might, just might, have a soft spot in her heart for gays and lesbians.
| May 18, 2007
Will party for rent
The Peace and Justice Center of Southern Maine, which has served as a hub for activists for 10 years, needs some quick cash to help pay the rent.
| November 08, 2006
Equality Maine moves uptown, downstairs
Got an old Hoover kicking around? Coffee maker? Digital camera? TV/VCR/DVD?
| July 19, 2006
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