- Bilderberg (662)
- Free Palestine (298)
- FreeNet Project (3)
- Gay Marriage (2221)
- Gaza Strip (711)
- Israel Apartheid Week (39)
- Israel Crimes Against Humanity (18)
- Israeli Apartheid (234)
- Left Wing (467)
- Liberal Views (72)
- Max Blumenthal (46)
- Max Keiser (464)
- No Nato (160)
- Occupation Pictures (2105)
- Occupation Supporters (5)
- Occupied West Bank (85)
- Occupy Bilderberg (75)
- Occupy Boston (406)
- Occupy Canada (1)
- Occupy Canary Whalf (1)
- Occupy Cardiff (83)
- Occupy Detroit (293)
- Occupy Europe (76)
- Occupy Florida (371)
- Occupy Fort Lauderdale (46)
- Occupy France (193)
- Occupy Greece (223)
- Occupy Houston (271)
- Occupy Inverness (4)
- Occupy LA (822)
- Occupy Lisbon (128)
- Occupy London (356)
- Occupy London Stock Exchange (264)
- Occupy Madrid (155)
- Occupy Miami (255)
- Occupy News (6)
- Occupy Oakland (500)
- Occupy Rome (167)
- Occupy Wall Street (375)
- Stop Globalization (85)
- West Bank (1342)
- FOX NEWS Max Keiser, Horseman of City Apocalypse – Video
- Marco Bilderberg e-vape collection 2014 – Video
- BILDERBERG 2013 – David Icke, Alex Jones To Speak At 1st Ever Bilderberg Fringe Festival – Video
- Olive Ban — Rompuys Egg — Racism Law — Bilderberg Accused – Video
- The illuminati Bilderberg Group Documentary – Video
ShoutBoxLast Message1 week, 1 dayago
- Pakista : pakistan
- Guest_4834 : pakistan
- true nutrition : awesome «link» protein discount code
- free : highest quality «link» free music.
- web design : great «link» website is here
- gratis : neat «link» descargar ares gratis.
- gratis : extraordinary «link» descargar ares gratis.
- free : quite fine page «link» free music downloads ...
- me1341 : definitely outstanding blog «link» ...
- timmy : why does captalism trample the weak. «link»
- fun : «link»
- dem6 : take the power back «link»
- hardskin : Left power - get the right wing scum !
- coupon : very remarkable web page «link» true nutrition coupon
- twosons : nice site. «link»
- download : really good website «link» convertxtodvd free download key
- y : «link»
- whey : quite awesome information site «link» whey protein
- convertxtodvd : quite good site «link» convertxtodvd
- mujeres : genuinely great blog «link» mujeres
- Cassi : honestly really good internet page «link» true nutrition discount code save
- mujer : absolutely fine resource site «link» mujer busca hombre en toluca
- casada : very impressive resource site «link» mujer busca hombre df
- Wiltshire : very wonderful site «link» mujeres buscando hombre en df
- best : absolutely terrific blog «link» best type of protein powder
- mujer busca : truly awesome blog «link» mujer busca hombre en df
- hombre : Here «link» mujer busco hombre df
- types protein : «link» types of whey protein powder
- coupon : «link» true protein discount code
- seokatalog : hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this website, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. An
- seokatalog : Hey, is this website on joomla?
- convertxtodvdkey : quite convertxtodvd free very good web page «link» key convertxtodvd
- Dimas : An empty hand is no lure for a hawk
- Mirzadeh : A good anvil does not fear the hammer
- Pigbag : Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow
- Loading ...
Tag Archives: portland
Steven Senne / AP
Rhode Island state Sen. Donna Nesselbush, D-Pawtucket (center) shakes hands with R.I. state Sen. Paul Fogarty, D-Glocester, moments after the state Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill Wednesday.
By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News
Rhode Islandtook a major step to becoming the 10th state to approve gay marriage Wednesday after the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow same-sex couples to wed.
Once believed to be a close call, the legislation passed comfortably by a 26-12 vote. It heads to the House, where it easily passed in January, next week for final approval. Gov.Lincoln Chafee has pledged to sign the bill, and the first same-sex marriages could take place Aug. 1.
Heavily Catholic Rhode Island is the last of New England’s six states to legalize gay marriage. The legislation has been introduced in the House every year since 1997.
“Rhode Island will no longer be an outlier in our region. We will have the welcome mat out,” Chafee said in a statement. “We will be open for business, and we will once again affirm our legacy as a place that is tolerant and appreciative of diversity.”
Iowa, Maryland, New York and Washington also legally recognize same-sex marriages, as does Washington, D.C.
Supporters of same sex-marriageeruptedinto cheers outside the Senate chambers after the result was clear. The vote was a result of a highly energized and coordinated campaigning from those equal rights groups, business leaders, community organizers and politicians.
New England is now complete. Through court rulings, legislative action, and wins at the ballot, loving and committed couples from Bangor to Burlington, Providence to Portland, and Cambridge to Concord will soon be able to join in the freedom to marry,”Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, said in a statement.
Read the original:
Gay marriage supporters rally Thursday in downtown Portland, Maine, in a final campaign push before Tuesday’s vote on a same-sex marriage referendum.
When Casey Pick left Maine in 2009, she says she departed with unfinished business.
Pick had worked to defeat a referendum that nullified Maine’s marriage equality legislation, but the referendum passed 53 percent to 47 percent.
[READ:Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Legal Nationwide?]
“When we lost, it never quite left me. It was devastating,” says Pick, program director for the Log Cabin Republicans. “We had done everything we could. We had really gone above and beyond. People did shift after shift of door knocking and phone banking up to the second the polls closed. We got to the end of it and some of the supporters we thought were with us weren’t. It hurt.”
But on Tuesday, Mainers will have another chance to weigh in on gay marriage. And this time Pick is on the ground, confident Mainers will vote on the side of same-sex couples.
“Three years is a very long time on this issue,” Pick says. “Voters brought this initiative. These are folks who are willing to split ticket and willing to analyze all the issues.”
Many things changed in the state since Maine brought the ballot initiative in 2009. After they were defeated, supporters of marriage equality in Maine didn’t stop working. Without the pressures of an election cycle, organizers began voter education efforts targeted at the rural counties of Maine. Supporters say they’ve had more than 200,000 conversations with voters in a state with slightly more than one million people.
[GALLERY: 10 Cities With the Most Same-Sex Partners]
Pick says she came back to Maine because the issue is deeply personal.
See the rest here:
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) More than 300 gay marriage supporters waved signs and cheered Thursday at a get-out-the-vote rally in a final campaign push before next weeks statewide same-sex marriage referendum.
The rally in Portlands Monument Square featured speeches from campaign organizers, a lesbian couple, pastors and other supporters who urged attendants to show up at the polls and encourage others to do the same on Election Day.
The memory of 2009, when voters overturned a gay marriage law passed earlier in the year by the Legislature, is still painful, Matt McTighe, campaign director for Mainers United for Marriage, told the crowd.
One key to victory this year will be to convince others that allowing loving, committed couples to marry is the right thing to do, he said. He encouraged people to vote early by absentee ballot at Portland City Hall after the rally.
We do not want to wake up the day after the election and think we could have done it if we’d just worked a little harder or had a few more conversations, he said.
With just days to go before the election and polls in their favor, gay marriage supporters are cautiously optimistic that the measure will pass this year. Polls three years ago also showed support for same-sex marriage, but the push to keep the states gay marriage law on the books fell short by 33,000 votes.
Sarah Dowling, of Freeport, told the crowd that people shouldnt be swayed by gay marriage opponents arguments that supporters want to redefine marriage. Rather, she said, she and her partner merely want to be included in the institution of marriage.
We honor marriage by wanting to be married, she said.
Sarah Holmes, of Portland, attended the rally with her partner to show her support for the campaign. They got engaged Wednesday night.
Its a fight I continue to fight not just for myself, but for everyone in my community, Holmes said.
Read the original post:
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A gay rights group on Monday urged President Barack Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in Maine and three other states that have ballot initiatives on it next month.
A Los Angeles-based organization called LegalizeLove.com said it plans to air a one-minute TV ad in those states using Obamas own words when he declared support for gay marriage.
To drive home their call for Obama to speak out, two of the groups organizers were delivering a bullhorn and a wedding cake with two grooms to Obamas campaign headquarters in Portland on Monday as the first stop of a campaign that will visit all four states with marriage votes on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Maine, Maryland and Washington are holding up-or-down same-sex marriage referendums. Minnesotas ballot measure proposes a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Those states are all expected to go for Obama in the presidential election, and the TV ads will help make sure the presidents support for gay marriage is heard loud and clear, said Eduardo Cisneros, who is traveling his partner, Luke Montgomery, from state to state in a Volkswagen Beetle plastered with more than 1,000 Legalize Love bumper stickers.
Because of a tight national race, we understand the president might not be able to hammer home his support for gay marriage himself, so we are stepping in to make sure that this new TV spot using his own words gets that message out no matter what, he said in a statement.
Obama last May announced his full support for the right of same-sex couples to wed, serving as a rallying point for gay marriage supporters.
In April, before Obama vowed his support for gay marriage, an Obama campaign spokeswoman in Minnesota released a statement saying the president opposed the proposed constitutional amendment in that state. But he has not voiced support for the specific ballot initiatives in the other states.
Mainers United for Marriage, the organization spearheading the gay marriage campaign in Maine, took Obamas announcement as blanket support for gay-marriage initiatives, said spokesman David Farmer. The presidents words have already had a positive impact on the campaign, he said.
We feel like we have his support, Farmer said. He was pretty straightforward.
See the original post:
Sarah Dowling, who lives outside Portland, Maine, has been waiting for almost two decades to marry her girlfriend. A sign of hope that voters will give her that right hangs in her closet: a new wedding dress.
Its hard not to be optimistic, said Dowling, 54, a social worker. I know so many people who have moved from a not-supportive stance to a supportive one.
In Maine, Maryland and Washington, voters on Nov. 6 will decide whether to allow gay men and lesbians to wed. The issue is drawing the broadest public support to date and surveys show the measures leading in all three states — giving advocates their best chance yet for the first ballot-box victory after a decade of defeat.
About half of Americans say gay marriage should be legal, according to national polls. A June 28-July 9 poll by the Washington-based Pew Research Center found that 48 percent of Americans favor same-sex marriage, with 44 percent opposed. Thats a reversal from 2009, when they opposed it 54-37 percent.
The increase in support for same-sex marriage has been quite rapid over the past four years, a much steeper rise than we saw over the previous eight years that wed been tracking this, said Scott Keeter, the director of survey research for Pew, a nonpartisan group, in an interview. Most analysts of public opinion expected this growth in support to happen, although perhaps not as fast as it actually did.
Voters have rejected same-sex marriage in all 32 states where it has appeared on the ballot, including in Maine in 2009. The unions are legal in six states and the District of Columbia because of court rulings and measures approved by public officials.
The most important thing we can do is take the talking point away from opponents of marriage equality that we have consistently lost at the ballot box, said Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, in an interview.
Advocates on both sides say the state contests will be close, and that opinions may shift over the next month as political advertising becomes more frequent.
The Maine gay marriage measure was leading 53-43 percent, according to a poll by the nonprofit Maine Peoples Resource Center. In Maryland, an OpinionWorks survey showed it leading 49-39 percent.
In Washington, the gay marriage measure led 51-37 percent, according to an Elway Research poll. That may not be as promising as appears. H. Stuart Elway, the president of the Seattle-based polling firm, said ballot measures have typically needed more than 60 percent by late summer in order to win.
The rest is here:
10-09-2012 12:50 A rally is being held in Portland in support of gay marriage in Maine.
See the original post here:
Supporters of same sex marriage hold rally in Portland
Gay marriage supporters have spent months on one-on-one conversations in Maine. Now they’re ramping up their public campaign with TV advertising, bumper stickers and yard signs.
More than 200 gay marriage advocates gathered Monday at Portland City Hall to begin the post-Labor Day “Yes on One” push that marks the next phase of their campaign ahead of the Nov. 6 election, when Mainers will vote on a ballot question asking if they want to legalize same-sex marriage.
“It is my greatest hope that the first marriage ceremony that will be performed after the election in November will be in Portland at City Hall,” Portland Mayor Michael Brennan said.
Brennan kicked off the rally in front of hundreds of gay marriage supporters.
They wore T-shirts, carried signs and said they are hopeful the majority of Mainers will cast a “Yes” vote on Question One.
In the crowd at the rally were Sarah Dowling and Linda Wolfe. They’ve been together for 18 years and said they’ll be first in line to get married if the measure passes.
“I feel pretty good about it. Don’t tell anyone, but I bought a wedding dress a couple months ago that’s how good I’m feeling about it,” Dowling said.
Mainers United for Marriage will follow with a $100,000 week-long television campaign that begins Tuesday.
“Our community has never won a ballot campaign like this one before and as our opponents are so fond of saying, they’ve never lost. together we will change that on election day we can kick the last leg out from the stool that they’ve stood on to belittle our relationships and attack our families for years,” said Matt McTighe of Mainers United for Marriage.
Gay marriage supporters are expecting hundreds of people at a campaign rally in Portland. Mainers United for Marriage is holding a rally Monday at Portland City Hall to kick what it says is the next phase of its campaign ahead of the Nov. 6 election, when Mainers will vote on a ballot question asking if they want to legalize same-sex marriage. Speakers include Mainers United for Marriage …
Read the original post:
PORTLAND, MaineA same-sex marriage advocate is finishing a cross-country bicycle trip in Portland that’s raised money for gay marriage initiatives in Maine and other states.
Richard Carey of New York City began his 3,700-mile, 54-day trek in June in Vancouver, Wash., to raise money and support for the legalization of gay marriage.
The 53-year-old Carey ends his trip Tuesday in Portland, where he’ll join gay-marriage supporters for a press conference at the headquarters of the Mainers United for Marriage organization.
Carey has raised about $16,000 during the trip that will be used in support of gay marriage efforts in Maine and other states. His goal is to raise more than $25,000 in all.
Mainers will vote in November on a referendum seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.