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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

Edited to add the new overturning of the gay marriage ban in California!!! Yay!!


My Bloggers Unite Post

*SIGH*

I'm not all that political, but I do try to follow things that will affect me and my partner. Micheal Heath is a man who potentially could have a big affect on us. He believes we do not and should not have the same basic rights as anyone else. I'm certainly not sure about what drives this man and the group he belongs to - the Christian Civic League of Maine - but the idea that some of the folks in our society are not as - important, deserving, worthy as anyone else, simply because of who they love is mind boggling to me.

Referendum aims to undo gay rights

April 09, 2008

By Ann S. Kim Portland Press Herald Staff Writer

AUGUSTA – Marriage would be limited to heterosexual couples and civil unions would be prohibited under a referendum being pursued by the Christian Civic League of Maine.

Under the proposed legislation, same-sex couples would not be allowed to adopt, sexual orientation would be removed from the Maine Human Rights Act and funding for the civil rights teams in the Attorney General’s Office would be eliminated.

Michael Heath, the organization’s executive director, initiated the process last week. The effort will need to gather 55,087 signatures – a figure equal to 10 percent of votes cast in the last gubernatorial election – within 18 months of the issuance of an approved petition by the Secretary of State.

In 2005, voters supported a state law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 1998 and 1990, voters had opposed gay-rights laws.

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Connie


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5 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

What the?
That's mind boggling to me also! I sure hope Michael Heath & his Christian Civic League of Maine do not get their way. Unbelievabe attitudes people have.

Stefanie said...

I, too, posted about gay rights for Bloggers Unite, and wanted to let you know that I linked to your post from mine. If you want me to remove the link, let me know!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Hey Harriet! Thanks for coming and posting to my blog! I checked you out too! Very cool!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Thanks for the link Steph!!

Michael Wong 38 said...

Hi, was wondering if you'd like to exchange links with me?
If yes, please leave your blog url as a comment at:
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I'll link to you first, then when you have time link back k?
Thanks, Michael
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