Maine, the New Bellwether State as Gay Activists Again Take Aim


Transplants from California Hoping to Tip Election

After losing the marriage fight in California, it looks like EQCA is looking for a new view.

EQCA, one of California’s largest gay activist groups held a press conference announcing they will be diverting resources to Maine to help prop up Maine’s new anti-marriage bill.  The bill was rushed through the legislature without a proper public vetting and since it’s passage, the opposition has been gathering quickly.  Signatures for a “People’s Veto” were collected at breakneck speed, nearly twice as many as required, and gay activists are worried.

Equality California said that their reverse California gold rush will include sending “field operatives” to Maine.

“A victory in Maine,” said a spokesperson for Equality California, “is just as important as California and would be a sign that the gay marriage tide is turning.”

That’s what they said about California.  Californians spoke loudly and the court upheld their voice.  Though there have been a handful of state legislatures who flipped on marriage last spring, their brazen defiance of the people’s will won’t be forgotten.  State by state as the people get their chance, their voices will be heard.

The tide HAS turned.  Go Maine!

—Beetle Blogger

If you would like to volunteer to restore the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in Maine, contact Stand for Marriage Maine at



  1. Euripides said,

    September 5, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Good news on the marriage front! (Not that EQCA is involved now in Maine, but that the voters in Maine did the right thing to stop bad legislation from neutering marriage.) I ended up donating to the cause of preserving marriage in Maine. I encourage others to do the same.

  2. pomegranateappleblog said,

    September 5, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I’m so interested to see what happens in that state. There still hasn’t been a vote from the people in any state that recognizes neutered marriage.

  3. September 5, 2009 at 10:10 am

    […] Maine, the New Bellweather State as Gay Activists Again Take Aim […]

  4. Lor said,

    September 7, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Quick FYI: It should be “Bellwether.” The word comes from the practice of putting a bell on the lead sheep of a herd. (The word “wether” meant “yearling,” and often referred to a sheep.) There’s no such word as “bellweather.”

  5. beetlebabee said,

    September 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Lor, you are right! Congratulations on beating my online spellcheck…… Thanks for the correction!

  6. Yipicya said,

    September 29, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I worked with Yes on 8 and did televised debates with the lawyer that took the case to court. If you need any help, drop me an email.

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