Blog Posts from September 2009
I finally made it to the stage just as the panel was about to start.
I’ll admit that, when I see a person zero in on me with a clipboard and a smile, I do pretty much anything to avoid them. “I’m sorry I’m late for a dentist appointment; there’s something in my eye; and I need to tie my shoe…over there.” On a city block, if a canvasser doesn’t manage to pin you down, he will have a hundred other opportunities over the next minute to grab someone else. And I always let this inform my decision to avoid eye-contact and keep walking: someone else will care.
So I signed up to canvas in Maine with the No on 1, Protect Maine Equality campaign with the knowledge that I had years of bad canvassing karma on my back.
As same-sex couples begin marrying today in Vermont, we are thrilled to retire our very first publication on state-based legal relationship rights for lesbian and gay couples (Vermont Civil Unions: A Historic Victory), replacing it with the latest in our growing series of “How to Get Married” publications. Also, a nod to a powerful and positive response to hate by students at Montepelier High School.