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Blog Posts from September 2009

September 15, 2009 10:14 am

Real Life and the Law

I finally made it to the stage just as the panel was about to start.

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September 3, 2009 12:10 pm

That was About Equality: Talking Marriage in Maine

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.

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September 1, 2009 9:38 am

In Vermont “A Historic Victory” Replaced, Finally, With True Equality

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.

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