Guest Post: Truth Pressed to the Earth will Rise Again

By Harris Parnell (State Director of The League of Young Voters)

On the historic election day of 2008, Equality Maine, the LGBTQ rights group here in Vacationland, worked with hundreds of volunteers across the state and gathered over 30,000 signatures in favor of marriage equality.  30,000 signatures, in case you’re wondering, is an astonishing number of folks engaged in one day in Maine.  Those 30,000 people helped to launch the most extensive and impressive campaign for equal rights we’ve ever seen here—from the legislature to the governor to the educational and get-out-the-vote work.  The League, as part of the Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition, was right there with them. Continue reading