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NOM argues in Maine that it doesn’t have to reveal donor list

Thursday, April 11, 2013
NOM President Brian Brown
PORTLAND, Maine -- A lawyer for the leading national advocacy group opposing same-sex marriage told Maine's highest court Thursday that the First Amendment shields it from having to reveal its donor list to state officials. ...

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NOM headed back to court in Maine in ongoing effort to hide donor list

Monday, April 8, 2013
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PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments this week on a national anti-gay-marriage group's efforts to keep its donor list confidential. ...

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Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine supports marriage equality

Friday, April 5, 2013
Olympia Snowe
PORTLAND, Maine -- Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, who as a senator voted for the federal Defense of Marriage Act, announced Friday that she now supports gay marriage. ...

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Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Maine ‘dream wedding’ contest

Sunday, March 24, 2013
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FREEPORT, Maine — A Maine magazine has awarded a wedding valued up to $100,000 to a same-sex couple for its annual wedding contest. ...

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‘All you need is love’ — Maine latest U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage

Saturday, December 29, 2012
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PORTLAND, Maine -- Same-sex couples in Maine began exchanging wedding vows shortly after midnight on Saturday as the state's new marriage equality law took effect. Maine becomes the eighth U.S. state to legalize marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. ...

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Maine to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at midnight

Friday, December 28, 2012
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In just hours, the city clerk's office in Portland, Maine, will begin issuing the state's first marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as Maine becomes the first state to legalize marriage equality by a popular vote of its citizens. ...

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Donors supporting marriage equality in 2012 dwarfed those who opposed It

Thursday, December 13, 2012
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The number of contributors who gave in support of marriage for gay and lesbian couples was thirteen times greater – about 133,000 compared to an estimated 10,500 - than those giving financial resources to oppose marriage equality, according to an ...

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Maine could begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Dec. 29

Monday, December 3, 2012
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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's same-sex marriage law is expected to take effect on December 29, and it's likely that that some marriage licenses will be issued on that date, even though it falls on a Saturday. ...

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Christian legal group: Gays can’t force Christian clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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A Christian legal group on Monday sent a memorandum to marriage officials in the three states where gay marriage was legalized in last week's elections, advising them they "do not have to violate their faith or conscience by personally issuing ...

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Catholic Church spent $2 million fighting marriage equality this election cycle

Thursday, November 15, 2012
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The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy funneled $2 million into entirely unsuccessful efforts to advance discrimination against LGBT people in the four marriage ballot states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington this election cycle, according to a report by the Human ...

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