Maine LGBT Civil Rights March - May 23rd-27th 2010

  • metta

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    Nov 07, 2009 9:11 AM GMT
    March for Civil Rights

    60 miles - 5 days
    Portland To Augusta, Maine
    May 23rd to 27th, 2010

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-LGBT-Civil-Rights-March/192596350814?ref=nf&v=wall
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    Nov 07, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    This might be a good time for me to take vacation...
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    Nov 07, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    Too little, too late. Is this what they call shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted?
  • jc_online

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    Nov 07, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    May is beautiful in Maine - the lupine (sp?) will just be blooming... I'm putting the dates on my calendar... thanks for the heads up.

    And Red- It's never too late.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 07, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidToo little, too late. Is this what they call shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted?

    Uh. What? No door has closed. They (we?) lost in 2009. 2010, 2011, 2012, etc. have yet to be written.
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    Nov 07, 2009 7:43 PM GMT



    Wouldn't coordinating marches all across the country at the same time have a bigger effect (and make the feds pay more attention, especially if you could get the crowds full of straight supporters - think gay pride parade numbers)?


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    Nov 07, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    Why not march over the Canadian border, all at the same time, and claim asylum, and then you all can get married in Canada. I'm sure this would make it on the world news down here.
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    Nov 07, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    jc_online saidAnd Red- It's never too late.

    It IS too late, for Maine and 30 other US states. These laws will not be revoked, if ever, for many decades to come. Which means I will never live to see the day when gays are legal in the US, and will never get to legally marry my partner. What alternate universe do you live on?
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    Nov 07, 2009 7:57 PM GMT

    lol Pattison, all at the same time? We think it would only take a few to have a pretty galvanizing effect on the world stage.



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    Nov 07, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    Pattison saidWhy not march over the Canadian border, all at the same time, as claim asylum, and then you all can get married in Canada. I'm sure this would make it on the world news down here.

    Canada will not give US gays political asylum for this purpose. It's been attempted before and failed. Aside from the questionable legality of it under Canadian law, Canada wouldn't dare risk a political rift with the US, its biggest trading partner.
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    Nov 07, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    lol Pattison, all at the same time? We think it would only take a few to have a pretty galvanizing effect on the world stage.





    Well I'm sure it would then hit the "world news"! Then can you imagine it all, the impact it would have Coz even all the shit that went down in CA, when the voters of CA said no to: "Gay Marriage." If I never come to RJ, I would never of known anything about it.

    Everyone up in arms over this, march over the Canadian Border and clam asylum, all at the same time; only trouble is you will cost the Canadian taxpayers a shit load to process you all, and they may not like this....
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    Nov 07, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Pattison saidWhy not march over the Canadian border, all at the same time, as claim asylum, and then you all can get married in Canada. I'm sure this would make it on the world news down here.

    Canada will not give US gays political asylum for this purpose. It's been attempted before and failed. Aside from the questionable legality of it under Canadian law, Canada wouldn't dare risk a political rift with the US, its biggest trading partner.


    I feel this all very sad, I truly do, and in so many ways it's why I try to be somewhat light hearted about it; not without saying I thought deeply enough about it, to sent my austarlian cash, to help this campaign pass.

    I know in the past we had a homosexual couple, from a largely Muslim County, try to get to Oz illegally Via a sinking boat. When it come out that there was also two men on board claiming asylum for being a homosexual couple, the arms went up in the air, over it all: "as family's, women and children should come first"; whats equal about women coming before man, and when has a child not also suffered from the loss of a father too? Never did get to hear what was to ever become of them and their plight?
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    Nov 07, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Pattison said...only trouble is you will cost the Canadian taxpayers a shit load to process you all.

    I expect we'd return more money to Canada than we would ever cost. Even after our additional expenses with goose down comforters, winter parkas, and all the rest of the outlay for living near the Arctic Circle. But that's assuming we'd want to do that. I'm looking for some place nearer the Equator.
  • Aquanerd

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    Nov 08, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    Go ahead and rant in your response, but I'm incredulous with how effective a bunch of "out-of-state homos" getting in the faces of the residents of Maine are going to warm them to our side. But we'll see how the homos act, and the "Mainers(SP)" react.

    I'm not sure the people watching the march with have the same "warm fuzzy" feeling that accompanies the "3-Day Walk for a Cure."

    Now if it were a gathering of life-time same sex couples, gong on a "meet and greet" to show they are "just like me" then I think there would be an amazing result.

    But the "demand" has a confrontational bend that just gets peoples backs up.