"Why Maine? Why should we care?" It's chilling that your rights can be taken away as quickly as they are given. We have to reverse the recent trend : California creating a special class of people who were married during the seven-month window, or Phoenix taking away the benefits for state employees because a single governor got a message from god. See also the anti-gay crusaders Protect Marriage Washington and NOM. This is the latest line in the sand, and a win here might be the tipping point that prevents our having to fight the same battles again and again.
"I know, Patrick, Maine is important, but we've got our own battles to fight here." You have a point. And I know there is a limited amount of resources as well as emotional strength. This is a close one: 48% against gay marriage to 46% supporting it according to Daily Kos. This is the kind of thing where even $20 can make a huge difference, particularly since it's still early. Your donation won't mean as much in November.
Enough lecturing. I'm sure you have your own causes. And I hope you can attend the GLBT National March on Washington October 11, 2009 if you live on the east coast. This sucks - this really sucks - but things don't change by themselves. Wish them luck... sure. But give them some money... even better.
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