Blogs by Aaron McQuade, Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD
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The official website for the campaign to defeat marriage equality in Maine may have gone further than any other state-level marriage campaign in its denouncement -- not of same-sex couples getting married - but of gay people, period.
New England values do include a lot of tradition. But that tradition comes from deeper values. Family. Community. Respect. Dignity. Freedom. Faith. Marriage strengthens families. Strong families strengthen communities. Strong communities endure. And nobody knows that better than we do.
GLAAD and Equality Matters today called on the media in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and around the country to bring attention to the falsehoods present in anti-LGBT "scare" ads running in the four states with marriage on the ballot on Tuesday
Given that Maine voters are once again going to be voting on marriage equality at the ballot box, it bears looking at what happened in 2009, when polls indicated that marriage equality would emerge victorious. Why was a higher-than-anticipated turnout bad news? And what lessons can we learn from that to make sure we don't fall into the same trap again?
Next week on Election Day marriage for gay and lesbian couples will be voted on in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. GLAAD’s update to the CAP project includes profiles of anti-LGBT activists working against LGBT families in those states.