by Sue O’Connell co-publisher Wednesday Nov 4, 2009 From Join The Impact: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality activists and supporters are gathering Wednesday, November 4th at 6pm near the Park Street Station on the Boston Common to speak out in support of marriage equality and the broader push for full LGBT equality. The rally in response to the results of the Maine vote on Tuesday is sponsored by Join the Impact MA. On November 3rd, Maine came down on the wrong side of history by overturning the new law recognizing marriages between same sex couples. Despite heroic efforts by the No on 1 campaign, the discriminatory ballot initiative passed due to a deceptive media campaign funded by out-of-state organizations-indeed many of the same forces of bigotry and intolerance that eliminated marriage equality in California with Proposition 8 exactly one year ago. Yet the grassroots mobilization inside Maine and from around New England to get out the vote in the final months is a model for the kind of mobilization necessary to win full equality, beyond the effort to defeat a single discriminatory ballot initiative.......
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 11/04/2009 10:30:00 AM