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Again...looks like there will be a referendum this fall to repeal Maine's new gay rights law. The law, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, passed the legislature and was signed by the Governor this year. So, this wasn't court ordered anything. This was legislative, but that's not good enough for the hate groups. The haters circulated petitions to get the repeal effort on the ballot -- under the banner of "The Coalition for Marriage."

Funny thing, Maine's law has nothing to do with marriage the Advocate reports:

The pending measure was written to amend the Maine Human Rights Act by making discrimination illegal in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations, and education based on sexual orientation or gender. Maine law now prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, disability, religion, ancestry, and national origin. The new law would exempt religious organizations that do not receive public funds. The enacted legislation includes language declaring that the measure is not meant to address a right to marry.
So, the hate groups are so desperate to allow discrimination in Maine, that they have to lie about the issue right from the start.

I'm from Maine originally so this is personal. The campaign to defeat the hate groups is And, while gay bashing may be acceptable in many states, Maine won't discriminate.

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