Archive for February, 2009

A bill sponsored by Sen. Deb Simpson, D-Auburn, that would allow employees to ask colleagues how much they earn without fear of retribution from their employer passed unanimously out of the Legislature’s Labor Committee on Monday according to the Sun Journal.  The goal of the legislation is to shrink the pay gap between working Maine […]

Maine’s Labor committe just passed equal pay bill unanimously! Next step, the senate.

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The Obama victory was the largest for a Democratic candidate since LBJ in 1964.  Ironically, the Johnson era was also the last major upgrade to civil rights legislation.  Stephen Farrand examines the possibility of civil rights change in an era of economic crisis and the brewing backlash in Maine hate crimes.

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Lew Alessio and his partner, Jim Shaffer, have a marriage legal in Massachusetts – but live in Maine.  The couple from Greene were among dozens of advocates in Augusta on Valentine’s Day delivering cards to legislators.   Thursday’s event was sponsored by the Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition, which is made up of more than 20 […]

A bill to be considered this legislative session would legalize marriage between same sex couples. Pat Peard, of the Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition, acknowledges that lawmakers have a lot to deal with this session but the time for this bill has come.