Pro-Gay Marriage Forces Out to Elect More Maine Democrats
Editor's Note: Step one in EqualityMaine's quest for legalizing gay marriage in Maine this last time started with the group putting money and elbow grease into electing leftist Democrat majorities in the Maine Senate and House. They succeeded in packing the Legislature with Democrats. Here's Jesse Connolly telling us EqualityMaine is going to try again. Republicans take notice.
Jesse Connolly Outlines Maine Marriage Equality Strategy
posted 12th November 2009 by Jim
Jesse Connolly, the straight, married Maine father who managed for the NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality campaign, has signaled the strategic approach for Maine marriage equality moving forward. By e-mail today:
I hope you will support EqualityMaine, our state’s LGBT political organization. It was their years of work that positioned Maine to be the first state in the country to pass marriage equality in the Legislature and have it signed by the Governor — and they will lead us to do it again.
EqualityMaine has a big job in 2010 — to protect the legislators who passed the marriage bill and to elect new pro-marriage candidates to ensure that marriage equality becomes law once more in Maine.
If all goes well in elections for the State House and State Senate, Maine might be looking at the relegalization of same-sex marriage in 2011. If elections are swept by anti-gay forces, look for a longer haul.