Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Maine Moves Closer Towards Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality Endorsed By Maine Panel

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Augusta, Maine - In a bill that could end marriage discrimination to Maine Families, 11 out of 14 judiciary panel members voted in favor of passing the Marriage Equality Bill.

"For me, it came down to discrimination. It's not there" under present law, said one of the supporters, Representative Mark Bryant (D).

Another supporter, Representative Charles Kruger (D) said "Live and let live."

One of the opponents of the bill who had shouted "the bill is morally wrong" had to be ejected by authorities for disrupting the proceedings.

Anti equality group Maine Marriage Alliance said that if the bill were to pass thru both houses, they would begin the process of trying to Amend the state's Constitution to define marriage as only between 1 man and 1 woman.

Also, the group is calling for marriage equality foes to "defend" marriage by praying and keeping up the activism of "The protection of marriages across America from the deceitful plans of the enemy (Psalm 61:13)

Contact - Maine Marriage Alliance and tell them to "defend" marriage equality for all Maine families by strengthening values of commitments and reducing the rates of divorce.

Contact - Governor John Baldacci (D) and tell him to do the right thing to support all families in Maine by standing in support of marriage equality.

Contact - State Senators and tell them to end discrimination due to the intolerance of the religious right by supporting all families in Maine by passing full marriage equality.

Standing up (ok, sitting down) for our rights!

Keep a smile on your face and love in your heart!

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