NO on 1 Calls Out Admitted Misrepresentation in Political Ads

Portland, Maine (Wednesday, October 21, 2009)— Jesse Connolly, campaign manager for NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality called on Mark Mutty, the Question 1 campaign manager, to stop advertising false statements that even Mutty concedes have misled Maine voters.  In addition, Connolly called on Mutty to “rein in his supporters and end the anti-gay attacks” that have run in local newspapers and faxed anonymously to offices and homes across Maine. Continue reading

Legal Memorandum Challenges Yes On 1 Claims

The No On 1/Protect Maine Equality has released a challenge to the “Laycock Letter” use in the recent Yes On 1 campaigns.   You can read the Laycock letter here (pdf warning)

The NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign today slammed the latest attempt by the Yes campaign to distract voters from the real issues surrounding Question 1.  On Thursday, the Yes campaign produced — for the first time — a letter by University of Michigan law professor Douglas Laycock to Gov. John Baldacci urging him not to sign the bill unless it contained certain provisions Laycock claimed would address religious liberty. Continue reading

No On 1/Protect Maine Equality Ads Show Personal Side of Gay Marriage

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality has released two ads today focusing on stories from real Maine families.  Continue reading

No On 1 Responds To Same-Sex Marriage Veto Ballot Certification

As you are probably already aware, the People’s Veto of LD1020 will officially be on November’s ballot.  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that 60,391 of the more than 70,000 signatures collected by same-sex marriage opposition will count.  This is more than enough to break the 50,000 signature threshold for the People’s Veto to appear on this November’s ballot.  Though the battle for marriage has already begun, it will certainly start heating in these final months. Continue reading