Archive for June, 2013

I am excited to write that this morning the Supreme Court of the United States announced two landmark decisions for marriage equality! Today marks the day that same-sex couples can once again get married in California and married same-sex couples across the country will have the same protections under federal law that every other married […]

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“The sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter failure to grasp why the VRA has proven effective… With that belief, and the argument derived from it, history repeats itself.”                       -Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dissents in Shelby County v. Holder   Today marks […]

Earlier today, Governor LePage made a vulgar statement about Senator Troy Jackson. In response, Maine Women’s Lobby Executive Director Eliza Townsend issued the following statement: In the midst of a heightened awareness of and fight against the culture of rape that is rampant in the United States, it is unacceptable that the governor of our state […]

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On June 10, 1963 President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law and this past Monday was the 50th anniversary of the bill’s passage. When the bill was signed by President Kennedy women earned 59 cents on every dollar that a man earned. But instead of celebrating this landmark legislation, it was a day […]

Yesterday the Maine House of Representatives voted on accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. We’ve written before about why accepting these funds is a good deal for Maine and you can learn more at But this post isn’t about the importance of expanding coverage for Mainers. It’s about the astounding […]