Even as a similar case unfolds in Colorado, the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed an appeal brief last week in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of a "a transgender teen girl whose Orono, Maine elementary and middle schools
removed her from the girls’ restroom because of her transgender status
and forced her to use a staff-only, non-communal restroom in isolation
from her peers."
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced today that it will hold a series of events, entitled "Defending Marriage in the Public Square," around Maine this fall. Nine such meetings are scheduled statewide, in places like Caribou, Scarborough, Waterville, and York.
In addition to local parish staff and representatives from the Diocesan Office for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, four out-of-state guest speakers will address the meetings.
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders are trumpeting a decision made today by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which states that courts "have the authority under current law to determine who a child’s parents are when
the child is conceived through procedures like in vitro fertilization and then
carried and delivered by another person."
Artist, activist, and all-around great person Katie Diamond and Michael Tobin, co-owner and artistic director of the Old Port Playhouse, both recorded messages for our local It Gets Better Project.
Watch them by clicking on the thumbnails below!
(Sorry that you can hear me say "Go" at the beginning of Katie's.