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Fighting back

Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security
Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2010
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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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

After the Question 1 vote

Last Tuesday, Maine became the 31st state to put same-sex marriage to a public vote — and to have it lose.
Regrouping
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 13, 2009
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The rain in Maine

If you're planning a trip to Vacationland this summer, be sure to bring your galoshes — the "gay storm" that's been satirized all over the Internet rolled into Maine last week.
Gay Marriage Ratified — and Jilted
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 15, 2009
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Same-sex marriage

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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009
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The greatest story ever told

It was one thing to edit the Phoenix ’s coverage of the clergy-sex-abuse scandal as a Catholic.
A former Boston Phoenix  news editor tells what it was like to cover Goodridge , the Bay State’s history-altering same-sex-marriage decision  
By SUSAN RYAN-VOLLMAR  |  November 15, 2006