Haters Coming Out of the Wood Work in Maine
A citizen-initiated referendum is on the November ballot in Maine:
“It is called ‘An Act to Allow Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples and Protect Religious Freedom’, and the text of their proposed ballot question is:Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation of their religious beliefs?
The initiative was placed on the ballot after members of EqualityMaine and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, “delivered over 105,000 petition signatures for the initiative to the Secretary of State’s office, exceeding the minimum of 57,277 signatures required for initiatives in the state.”
Meanwhile, the haters are out in full force. I found this site — Gay Marriage House of Horrors — courtesy of the “No Special Rights PAC” particularly reprehensible as it dredges up myths about gays and lesbians I though were for the most part behind us. Not only that, the very name, “No Special Rights” is old and tired too. Gays and lesbians don’t want “special rights,” they want equal rights for God’s sake.
Isn’t this disgusting: