Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights

Tonight President Obama will give his first State of the Union address of his second term. What policies will he discuss?¬†What do you hope to hear him speak about? One way to keep track of the issues that matter to you is to play #SOTU BINGO! We saw several State of the Union BINGO cards […]

Last week, the Village Soup posted an article featuring reflections on the 124th session from capital-area legislators. Their reflections are really interesting – and got me wondering what others thought. So, I started asking around … and here are some reflections from the women of the Maine Women’s Lobby: Here’s what Laura had to say: […]

The Maine Human Rights Commission decided that a transgender woman was discriminated against at a Denny’s restaurant in Auburn when management would not let her use the ladies room until she had sex reassignment surgery. The Sun Journal editorialized against the decision. And here’s what Sarah said, “The Sun Journal editorial stating that a transgender […]

We know how Governor Baldacci answered the question, he clearly stated that marriage equality was about being fair. Unfortunately, New Hampshire’s Governor hasn’t proceeded in the same fashion. In New Hampshire, Gov. John Lynch – who previously defined marriage as strictly between a man and a woman – promised his “best decision” after consulting lawmakers […]

Can’t even describe¬† how elated we are to live in Maine, where, at every opportunity, our decisionmakers have stood FOR equality, fairness and justice. From all of us at the Maine Women’s Lobby: Thank you, Governor Baldacci. Here’s my favorite part of his statement: “In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea […]