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Posts tagged with ‘maine’

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Maine appeals court rules against NOM on donor list

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An appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maine’s campaign disclosure law that requires the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to release its donor list, though the group plans to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision pertains to ballot question committees in Maine. NOM was a key player in the successful ballot campaign […]

Maine same-sex marriage activists seek voter support

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Supporters of same-sex “marriage”, led by the group Equality Maine in Portland, plan to announce next week whether they will submit signatures needed to place a question on the Pine Tree State ballot this November. Betsy Smith, executive director of the group, said that they had collected nearly twice as many as needed to qualify. […]

Maine, New Hampshire disagree on gambling

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Two neighboring New England states took two very different paths as far as expanded gambling, with New Hampshire moving closer while Maine stopped additional expansion. On Tuesday, voters in Maine decisively defeated two different referendum questions that would have opened the door for a casino and two racinos. Question 2, which would have allowed racinos […]

Despite rejection, gay activists to try again in Maine

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Not even two years ago, in November 2009, voters in Maine went to the polls and rejected same-sex “marriage,” something thrust upon them by a legislature and governor that didn’t listen to them. Fifty-three percent of voters endorsed natural marriage, deciding to exercise their right to a “people’s veto.” However, with gay activists having success […]

Maine court rules school not obligated to accommodate transgender student

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The Penobscot County Superior Court ruled that a school district was not obligated to accommodate a transgender student access and use of the girls’ bathroom because Maine does not have a law requiring that transgenders have full access to public facilities. This is the same lawsuit that has been going on for several years in […]

Mainers fighting new casinos

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  The fight in Massachusetts over expanded predatory gambling is ongoing as the power players on Beacon Hill meet behind clothes doors. Meanwhile in Maine, gambling interests had been pressuring the governor and legislature to approve a casino without putting it to the people for a vote first. The lobbyists did not get their way, […]