Just read Jeff's post, and I have some things to add/say. I think Jeff is right that gay-marriage opponents "are attempting to use education as a fear-motivated wedge issue in what is a civil rights issue."
But I disagree that the anti-marriage
"campaign's claim that 'gay marriage will be taught in Maine schools' is
Sorry - a technical glitch blocked me from finishing posting the videos on this post (where the first three videos are). So here are the rest:
Last evening, after the historic day on which Governor John Baldacci became the first governor in the nation to sign into law a same-sex marriage act, there was a medium-sized gathering in Monument Square to celebrate. (It would have been bigger, we're sure, but the Maine Civil Liberties Union annual dinner was going on at exactly the same time up in Freeport.
Live on Twitter - follow the Portland Phoenix and others live-tweeting the Maine House debate. Audio's here.
The Judiciary Committee work session is still going on. And the committee did kill the expansion of the domestic partnership registry (LD 1118). But the same-sex marriage vote (LD 1020) has been taken, and it's a majority "Ought To Pass."
Here's the tally:
Senator Lawrence Bliss (D-Cumberland), Chair - co-sponsor, commented in favor; voted Yes