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NOM turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine

Monday, August 24, 2015
NOM President Brian Brown at a "protect marriage" rally.
The National Organization for Marriage tried to suppress the list, but the Maine supreme court rejected a move to delay its release. ...

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Anti-gay marriage group must disclose its donors

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission's decision.
Maine's highest court rejected the latest effort to shield the donors who backed an effort to repeal Maine's gay marriage law. ...

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Jury: Maine man defamed orphanage founder with abuse claims

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Michael Geilenfeld
The jury awarded $7 million in damages to Michael Geilenfeld, even though seven Haitian men testified that they were molested by him. ...

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Maine GOP state senator to withdraw religious objections bill

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Maine state capitol in Augusta.
Sen. David Burns said Wednesday that he doesn't believe his proposal would get a fair hearing in the Legislature. He says that opponents and the media have "poisoned the well of public discussion." ...

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Maine school district faces lawsuit over anti-gay bullying allegations

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Maine Human Rights Commission plans legal action over a student who said he was bullied, harassed and assaulted by other students who thought he was gay. ...

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Maine school district ordered to pay $75K in transgender discrimination suit

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Robert F. Bukaty, APTransgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine on June 12, 2013.
ORONO, Maine -- A Maine court has awarded a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit against the ...

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Mike Michaud loses bid to become nation’s first elected openly gay governor

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (R-Maine)
PORTLAND, Maine — Outspoken Republican Governor Paul LePage narrowly won reelection, with openly gay Democrat Mike Michaud conceding defeat early Wednesday morning in Maine’s heated three-way race. ...

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Election preview: Top 10 races to watch for LGBT candidates

Saturday, November 1, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the ...

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First Lady campaigns for openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Maine

Saturday, October 4, 2014
ORONO, Maine -- First lady Michelle Obama was in Maine on Friday stumping for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is seeking to unseat GOP Gov. Paul LePage in November. If victorious, Michaud would make history by becoming the first ...

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Michaud poised to make history in Maine without the help of gay donors

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, speaks at a rally after the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine is poised to make history in November by becoming the first openly gay candidate ever elected governor of a state. But if victorious, Michaud -- who came out as gay last year -- will ...

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