NOM Tour Tracker: Vignettes from the front lines on Day 1

July 15, 2010 at 8:20 am 75 comments

By Eden James

At this very moment, Courage staffers Danny Segura and Robert Oliver are on their way to the next NOM tour stop in Manchester, New Hampshire. They’ve been going nonstop since Tuesday when they flew out to Maine from California. After Courage was able to raise the funds from supporters across the country to make their trip possible, Danny and Robert managed to clear schedules, hop planes, and jump hurdles to make it in time to New England for the commencement of NOM’s “Summer for Marriage 2010: One Man, One Woman Tour.” If there was an “Amazing Race: Equality Movement edition,” they would be excellent candidates.

Danny and Robert have emailed me several personal vignettes from the road, as they’ve had time to write them, starting with their flight.

On the plane, Danny, a proud gay Latino man, wrote:

As we take off, I look back to Robert who is a row behind me. I smile as he has made a connection with a stranger. He is sitting next to a straight, middle-aged, compassionate, African-American woman. She asks him why he is traveling to Boston and he answers truthfully. They are having a deep conversation regarding marriage equality: respectfully, intelligently, with open ears and hearts. Though they have very different perspectives they find a balanced place to speak from. They are laughing now. A middle-aged African-American woman from Boston and a Jewish-American, twenty-year old from Burbank (Robert) connecting on fundamental civil rights somewhere above Texas. This is the America I am proud to be a part of.

Wednesday morning, Danny and Robert arrived in Maine, first to attend Equality Maine’s 10:30 a.m. press conference, including an appearance from Gov. John Baldacci, followed by the NOM rally at 12 pm. Here are a few moments from Day 1 in Maine, along with some pics (with more to come, as they post more pics and videos in between tour stops).

Danny’s initial take on Equality Maine and GLAD’s press conference in Augusta prior to the NOM rally:

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Upon entering the Hall of Flags in the State House (Maine’s Capital building) the solidarity, the love, the unity and calm that the LGBT activist community demonstrated gave me a palpable high. Despite the defeat of Question 1 on the 2010 ballot, “defeated” would not be a word I would use to describe this powerful group. Clad all in red, the activists on the steps of the capital were a moving presence — an extended family holding one another up.

Governor John Baldacci addressed the activists by thanking them for their work on ‘No on 1’ as well as stating that his involvement in that campaign was some of the work he is most proud of in his political career. The press conference ended with the activists singing a rousing rendition of “We shall overcome.” I carried that song in my heart as I made my way across the street to the NOM rally.

Robert’s even more personal experience of the Equality Maine event:

I am already proud to be a part of this crowd; people are talking and laughing. They are playing with and loving their children. The energy here is warm, welcoming, and inclusive. All dressed in red, the marriage equality activists take their places along the central staircase of the Maine State House.

IMG_0983I notice a woman wearing a Tea Party-esque outfit, replete with flag hat, buttons, and yellow ribbons. Suspecting she was a NOM supporter, I ask her how she is enjoying the rally. She looks me up and down and replies that she came with “Jesus, the son of God who died for all of us.”

Seeing the blue Star of David around my neck, she smiles and says “shalom,” Hebrew for peace. Later, I find her sitting across the room, protesting the press conference — her sign’s condemnation of my “destructive lifestyle” being a strong contrast to her embrace of my Jewish background.

Robert’s take on the NOM rally:

As we made our way across the lawn, Daniel and I spotted the crowd, and decided to approach it separately, hoping to remain inconspicuous. As we moved through the crowd, heads turned as the homogeneous group met two out-of-place Los Angeles gay rights activists. A woman behind me proclaimed that at the very least, Jesus Christ was there to support them.

Augusta ME 8Compared to the marriage equality rally, the mood at this gathering was bitter and angry. These folks weren’t smiling. They stood awkwardly, clapping at inappropriate times. With the exception of small children, Dan and I were the youngest by at least a generation. There was not a single attendee who was a person of color; all attending were white, old, and conservatively dressed. Some carried signs proclaiming homosexuality a sin; many wrapped themselves in the flag.

Ironically, the Executive Director of NOM, Brian Brown, invoked the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., equating their organization’s “struggle” for religious freedom to that of an oppressed minority. Brown, a white Christian male, stated that he and his audience of white Christians stood in solidarity with African Americans, a majority of whom do not support same-sex marriage, according to polling. It’s an interesting comparison, given that conservatives were strongly against inter-racial marriage before the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court ruling struck down laws banning it.

What Danny said was the “quote of the day” from the NOM rally in Augusta:

“The public purpose of marriage is to attach mothers and fathers and their children and to one another…without that purpose for marriage you wouldn’t need it… by the time these guys are done redefining marriage…this is your take away… there will be nothing left of marriage but a government registry of friendships.” — Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ruth Institute

Uh, where does one even begin? Let us know what you think in the comments.

More to come, as Day 2 commences…

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NOM Tour Tracker: Day 1, Part 1 — Equality Maine steals NOM’s thunder Argentina Recognizes Marriage Equality

75 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

    * squeeze *

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    • 2. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

      I’m curious if anyone is taping gNOMe’s rallies?
      We’re gonna need those tapes in courts some day — to show how they really feel about us and our court system!
      This is the evidence of their blind bigotry, people!
      And that is all the more reason to show up there and tape it, so it never gets forgotten how bigoted they were!

      Reply
  • 3. New  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

    off- Argentina becomes today the first country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriages.
    :)=)

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  • 4. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Is it loving to bring children into a destructive lifestyle?!!

    No honey…so don’t raise your kids up to hate!!!

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    • 5. Marlene  |  July 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      That’s what *I* would’ve said to her too, Felyx!!

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    • 6. Dave in Maine  |  July 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Yeah, when I saw that sign I thought to myself something similar. But I didn’t bother saying anything to her because it’s aaaallll been said to her before.

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    • 7. JonT  |  July 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

      No honey…so don’t raise your kids up to hate

      Yes! See the poor phelps kids for examples. That should be illegal.

      Reply
  • 8. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

    ‘ A woman behind me proclaimed that at the very least, Jesus Christ was there to support them.’

    Meanwhile, the Equality Team had at least a hundred real verifiable flesh and blood persons there to support them.

    (Kinda sad when you can’t claim but a mystical being as a sole means of unverifiable support!)

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    • 9. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

      This just in…

      Jesus was actually at the Marriage Equality gathering.

      The disincarnate entity at the NOM rally was actually Jebus.

      Sorry about the confusion, y’all!

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  • 10. Ronnie  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

    YES!!..Take that anti-gay Bigots. Argentina is the 1st Latin American country to Legalize Marriage Equality & the 10th to be more American then America & they’ve done it in all 3branches of government. Did the world end? Where is “Gods wrath”? NOWHERE!! LET’S CONGA!. “GOD” loves us more. EQUALITY NOW!!….<3…Ronnie:

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  • 11. Rhonda  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

    http://advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/07/15/Victory_for_Gay_Marriage_in_DC/
    Victory for Gay Marriage in DC
    By Advocate.com Editors
    DC MARRIAGE X390 (DC AGENDA) | ADVOCATE.COM
    Marriage equality foes were dealt a blow Thursday morning — the DC Court of Appeals ruled against allowing an initiative on the ballot to invalidate same-sex marriages entered into in the District.

    Gay marriage foes — led by antigay Bishop Harry Jackson of Maryland and groups including the National Organization for Marriage — were attempting to get Prop. 8-like initiative on the ballot in DC.

    The Court of Appeals ruled 5-4 that the proposed initiative would permit discrimination against gays and lesbians in the District, which is prohibited by the DC Human Rights Act.

    “The court’s ruling today is a significant victory for justice, the rule of law and the protection of all D.C. residents against discrimination,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “It’s time for the National Organization for Marriage to realize equality is here to stay no matter how much money they want to throw at turning back the clock.”

    The District began issuing marriage licenses in March. Subsequent congressional attempts to block the law failed.

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  • 12. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

    ‘Brown, a white Christian male, stated that he and his audience of white Christians stood in solidarity with African Americans…’

    Who, due to prior engagements, and a need to stay real, did not care to stand with Brian and company!

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  • 13. New  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Thank you!
    So many good news came latelly. We have to keep finghting the goo fight.
    America is a beutiful country and it will be better when everyoune is =.
    I wish the best for all you americans, and please win your fight soon.
    love

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  • 14. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

    “… there will be nothing left of marriage but a government registry of friendships.”

    Because God knows friendship is no foundation for a solid legitimate marriage!!!!

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  • 15. Chris  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Yes, Martin Luther King would definitely recognize the similarities between the plight of NOM and blacks in the 1960s. There are parts of NYC and San Francisco where those awful gay people make Christians sit in the back of the bus. And don’t forget how every state to legalize marriage equality has made atheism mandatory and organized church and bible burnings. What’s next, kicking Christians out of the military??

    Fortunately, NOM is supported by Jesus, the son of God who died for all of us. He just doesn’t reveal himself to godless preverts. That’s why you didn’t see him.

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    • 16. nightshayde  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

      I might have told the woman that Jesus had been at the marriage equality press conference & wandered across the street to see the awful people trying to distort his message.

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      • 17. fiona64  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

        ^^ This. In spades.

        Love,
        Fiona

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      • 18. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:58 am

        Just a reminder on Jesus’s official authoritative word on men who do not marry women…

        Matthew 19:10-12 (New International Version)

        10The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry [a woman].”

        11Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage[a]because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

        I, for one, can accept the word of Jesus…why can’t NOM?!

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      • 19. Santa Barbara Mom  |  July 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

        My feelings exactly, nightshayde. NOM and the others have lost sight of the basic teachings of Jesus. We are on a roll with good news almost everyday……..I am so grateful for this and for the love that Jesus has for ALL of us. And I am so grateful to be a part of this movement……….Love Does Conquer Hate.

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      • 20. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

        NOM likes to preach so I thought I would through in a relevant passage regarding who gets into heaven and what to do with all the money NOM is raising…

        16Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

        21Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

        Sorry for all the gratuitous bible verse but the irony is just so palpable.

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    • 21. Dave in Maine  |  July 16, 2010 at 4:20 am

      It’s ironic that they are showing the world how persecuted they are and because of this, they should be able to donate anonymously and sign petitions anonymously.

      At least the people who attend the NOM rallies show their faces like WE have been doing for decades. I think, though, that gay people still have more to lose by doing this than these “Christians” do.

      I don’t think that these Christians have as much to fear while going door-to-door, talking to strangers about teh gay marry as gay people do. “I chase them with a lead pipe” is what one voter told my friend when she knocked on his door in Bangor, asking him about what he thinks about gays and marriage equality. Sure, someone could threaten a YES on 1/8 person, but recent history shows that the threat against the gay person is more likely to be carried out.

      Dave in Maine

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  • 22. Felyx  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Did Bolt get deleted?

    11. Bolt | July 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love the details of this weird gathering of low life bigots. These pious fools live in small worlds within their small minds, and Brian Brown deserves to have is face rubbed in a pile of dog s***!
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    That is strange…didn’t think he would get deleted for that!

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    • 23. Mark M. (Seattle)  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

      Worse things than that have been posted without being deleted….. HMMMMMMM

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    • 24. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

      There is the proof that Bolt’s comment existed:

      I, too, would like to know if our comments get moderated like that and if so, then what are the rules? Let’s play honestly — we have a right to know what we can and cannot say here. We should be open about those rules.

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      • 25. Mark M. (Seattle)  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

        I agree completely! We have postings with words like ‘slit your throat’, and all sorts of vulgar four letter words…those posts were not deleted.
        What’s up?
        Please post the rules.
        We all need to know what’s changed on the playground

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  • 26. Andrew F.  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

    NOM is coming to my Manchester!? When are they arriving!?

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  • 27. Josh (SF)  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Okay, the way I see it we honestly have a huge uphill battle when it comes to convincing anyone of a religious bent that their beliefs are prejudicial. They believe that a book written by men centuries ago is the direct word of their god. Now while I don’t fault them for religious beliefs, until they step back and realize that “words of God” that have been taught for centuries were still written by human beings, who aren’t perfect and might have had flawed prejudiced beliefs. Heck most of the religions that wrote it was a sin wrote it because of their perceptions of Greeks and Romans who had enslaved them. By saying that the actions of their oppressors were sins and evil it helped unite them to fight back. That said, it came from prejudiced beliefs and until they realize that we can never get them to open their eyes… Sometimes nurtured “tradition” is just as hateful.

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    • 28. Chris  |  July 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

      Convince the ones you can.

      Override the ones you can’t.

      I will also say that people who appear to be beyond all hope can change their opinions incredibly, when they learn that someone who they love or respect is gay. I think a lot of religious people may be genuinely good in this way.

      Then there are those who can’t see beyond their interpretations of their faith. For them, there are state and federal courts.

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  • 29. Josh (SF)  |  July 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Okay, I have a question… If NOM has decided it needs to do a road trip to galvanize its supports… And if we have so many celebrity supports of gay marriage… Why can’t we put together an “Equality Concert”… get some of our celebrity supporters to go on the road to the states that don’t support us and show their support… You know it might actually help change some peoples opinions.

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  • 30. Rhonda  |  July 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

    http://online.logcabin.org/transcripts-and-statements.html

    DADT transcripts now available.

    <3 Rhonda

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    • 31. Sheryl Carver  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks, Rhonda!

      Wasn’t feeling well most of the day & am just now getting online. Appreciate not having to go looking for the transcripts, as neither brain nor body is at 100%.

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    • 32. Dave in Maine  |  July 16, 2010 at 4:26 am

      Thanks, Rhonda!

      I know a lot of people in our community cannot believe that any gay person could have conservative values (and it hasn’t even occurred to some that these people exist), but it’s great that the gay conservative groups are there to keep an eye on the right.

      Dave

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      • 33. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  July 16, 2010 at 7:42 am

        Sure there are gay conservatives!
        I know a gay man who used to be a member of the Republican Party and left it after the infamous Citizens United case was decided in the Supreme Court — as a protest to make Republicans do something about uncontrolled corporations’ spending on elections.  I agree it is a very dangerous precedent for the democracy in this country, but what can we do now?  Anyhoodle, that’s a discussion for some other blog.

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      • 34. Dave in Maine  |  July 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

        Yes, you’re right. I almost digressed myself!!!

        Dave

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  • 35. James Tuttle  |  July 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

    So Im curious if anyone has any attendance tallys? How many people showed up for Nom’s bus and how many Equality Main people showed up??

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    • 36. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      Tony PerkinsThe Family Research Council is freaking out…

      It’s also a great way to start the day :)

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      • 37. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

        Odd, that was supposed to be a reply to Rhonda. Hmm.

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  • 38. Rhonda  |  July 15, 2010 at 11:43 am

    http://www.lgbtpov.com/
    Family Research Council: Are You Going to Surrender to The Homosexual Agenda?
    Karen Ocamb Marriage Movement Add your comment Print This Post Print This Post

    The Call Tony PerkinsThe Family Research Council is freaking out – which is always a great excuse to raise money. Thursday morning the D.C Court of Appeals denied National Organization for Marriage-backed Bishop Harry Jackson his effort to place an antigay marriage initiative on the ballot in Washington D.C. to overturn DC’s marriage equality law. In a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the proposed measure would violate the District’s Human Rights Act. Read more from Chris Geidner at MetroWeekly.

    FRC President Tony Perkins (pictured here at the big Prop 8 rally sponsored by Lou Engle’s TheCall) used the ruling as an excuse to issue a “special alert” fundraising letter that skips the DC ruling and goes right to DOMA: “If DOMA falls, it will be catastrophic for America, for the values taught to our children, and for your freedom as a Christian because . . .The homosexual Left will be able to bring the weight of the federal government down on anyone who refuses to go along with counterfeit marriage and the rest of the homosexual “rights” campaign. Are you going to surrender to the homosexual agenda?”

    Please click inside for FRC’s “special alert” fundraising appeal.

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  • 39. Straight Ally #3008  |  July 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I find her sitting across the room, protesting the press conference — her sign’s condemnation of my “destructive lifestyle” being a strong contrast to her embrace of my Jewish background.

    If I recall correctly, in their theology, fundamentalists need Jews around to complete the Rapture. I wouldn’t call it an embrace so much as a theologically utilitarian acceptance.

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  • 40. VRAlbany  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a counter-protest organized when NOM comes to Albany? I’d love to show up.

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  • 41. Jamie  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Ah ha! I drove by the capitol building that day (unfortunately I had to work so I couldn’t be there) and I remember seeing a man and a woman walking together wearing identical red shirts. Then later I saw another couple of people wearing red….I thought maybe it was a coincidence, but I guess they must have been at the rally.

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  • 42. Leslie  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I’m just saying –

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  • 43. Leslie  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I photoshopped this version – I’m just saying

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    • 44. Mark M. (Seattle)  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      HUH?

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      • 45. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

        Mark – click on her name.

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      • 46. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

        .. or his name. (sorry).

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    • 47. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      heh, maybe instead of hideous, it should be ignorant, or a hater.

      :)

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  • 48. Kathleen  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Great report from CC – thanks guys. So much news to catch up on when I sleep in! I was awake for the Argentina news, but then there’s the DC case and now transcripts available for the DADT trial. Oh well, it’s too hot today to do anything productive anyway so I’ll just hang at the computer. (life in the San Gabriel valley sans AC).

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    • 49. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      Yeah pretty darn hot here to. Was going to do a bike ride then go through the transcripts. I’m sure it will be exciting :)

      I am surprised the LCR didn’t setup some kind of p8tt-like site for their trial, but then they probably have a lot less support (at least from their political party).

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    • 50. Dave in Maine  |  July 16, 2010 at 4:31 am

      My mom is in the San Fernando Valley, without A/C as well and she doesn’t want one!!! We’ve been having some real heat here in Maine and it “warms” my heart, reminding me of growing up in that house without A/C, but my boyfriend is miserable (and grouchy)!

      Dave

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  • 51. PamC  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    My wife & I would like suggestions for what to write on our signs for the counter-protest in Providence, RI this Sunday. I saw some good ones while watching 8: The Mormon Proposition, but the creativity on this board is, of course, unequaled. :-)

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    • 52. Straight Grandmother  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      CIVIL MARRIAGE NOW!!!
      Would be a good sign.
      There is so much news going on (positive news, yeah) I think your post got overlooked. I will think more on the signs.
      Well i guess antoher sing I would make is simply “14th Amendment”
      I guess I also like “Good as You!!”
      “Fundamentalist Christians Go HOME!”
      “We will WIN in the COURTS!”
      When I think of more I will re-post
      Oh wait how about this one
      “Your religion is NOT my religion, quit shoving it down my throat”

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      • 53. Dave P.  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

        “HATE is NOT a family value”

        “Equal Rights should be guaranteed, not voted on”

        “Voting YES on Bigotry? SHAME ON YOU”

        NO to Bigotry, YES to equal marriage rights”

        “Keep your bigotry out of our state constitution”

        “Our children deserve Equal Marriage Rights”

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      • 54. fiona64  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

        “How many people got to vote on YOUR marriage?”

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    • 55. Ronnie  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      “You Don’t Own Me”
      “Our Lives, Not Your’s”
      “We Protect Marriage Too”….oooo they hate that one

      <3…Ronnie

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      • 56. JonT  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

        “We Protect Marriage Too”

        Ohh. I *like* that one :)

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    • 57. Marlene  |  July 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      How would *you* like it if it was *you* demanding marriage equality?

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    • 58. PamC  |  July 16, 2010 at 5:51 am

      Awesome! Thanks, everybody!

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  • 59. James Tuttle  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I just watched the video from NOM’s website about their appearance in Augusta, Maine. There were about 30 people in the group they showed…such a low turnout….drat. I’m REALLLY hoping Equality Main had more people show up…that would look great.

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  • 60. James Tuttle  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Update..the site says they had about 300 people show up.

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    • 61. Kathleen  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Really? I know these fundamentalists distrust science, but I thought they were allowed to learn basic counting skills.

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  • 62. Steven  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Can you say “sheep?”

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  • 63. Hannah  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the reports! I’m so glad Courage Campaign has been able to send Mr. Segura and Mr. Oliver to cover these events. Their courage and dedication is admirable.

    However, I’m disturbed by Mr. Segura’s report on the age and race of the attendees at the NOM rally. His reasons for including this information are unclear, especially since a similar report is absent from his account of the Equality Maine event.

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    • 64. James Tuttle  |  July 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      That’s a very interesting point. You are right in wondering why include such demographics without giving those of the other side. I’de be curious to know that too. From looking at the pictures though, it seemed very white and old on NOM’s side and much age varied and more multicultural on the EqualityMaine side.

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      • 65. JonT  |  July 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

        True, we they should try to be objective. But the pic/vids provided seemed to corroborate that statement.

        But I agree. If your going to specify the demographics of one side, do the same for the other as well.

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  • 66. Richard A. Walter (soon to be Walter-Jernigan)  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Checking in. Will be back later.

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    • 67. JonT  |  July 16, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Roger that Red 5, standing by.

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  • […] to back up what Danny and Robert said about the Maine rally, doesn’t […]

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  • […] Jennifer Roback Morse — the source of yesterday’s quote-of-the-day and a gift that keeps on giving — spoke again on behalf of the Ruth Institute. Between her […]

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  • 71. Leslie  |  July 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Oops, someone forgot to proofread

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  • 72. Leslie  |  July 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

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  • […] stop so far has been creative, of course — from Augusta, Maine to Manchester, New Hampshire, to yesterday in Albany, New York. LGBT activists in Maine opted not […]

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  • 74. Lori  |  July 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Is it just me, or does the title of NOM’s tour remind anyone else of Roy Zimmerman’s song Summer of Loving?

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  • […] Maine and New Hampshire to New York and Rhode Island our intrepid staffers have been capturing the sights […]

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