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Transgender student’s discrimination suit goes before Maine’s high court

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Robert F. Bukaty, APTransgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, outside the Penobscot Judicial Center, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Bangor, Maine.
BANGOR, Maine -- Lawyers for a transgender girl and an elementary school that required the fifth-grader to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls restroom clashed before Maine's highest court Wednesday over whether her rights were violated, a case ...

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Maine’s high court upholds subpoenas for NOM’s anti-gay marriage donors

Thursday, May 30, 2013
NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission's decision.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine's highest court has rejected an appeal by the National Organization for Marriage to keep its donor list confidential. ...

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Lesbian couple who won dream wedding contest withdraws due to family illness

Sunday, April 14, 2013
FREEPORT, Maine -- The lesbian couple from Maine that won a magazine's dream wedding contest is withdrawing because one woman's father is in poor health. ...

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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
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
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
Steven Bridges (left), and Michael-SnellImage via WCSH-TV, Portland, Maine.
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
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
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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