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04/13/2009

Madonna my foot: It's gay rights that are packin' ME in

by Jeremy Hooper

Beginning at 8 A.M. on 4/22, Maine lawmakers will begin hearing from the public as to why they should/should not pull a Vermont and legalize marriage equality in their state. But while basic fairness for gay folks may remain contentious, Mainers can seem to agree on one thing: That they want to be there to witness the "I'm a tax-paying citizen who deserves fair citizenship" vs. "Nope. Sorry. My religion. You understand. Why not get a puppy instead?" debate:

Because so many people are expected to turn out, Maine's Legislature has moved a public hearing on a gay marriage proposal to the Augusta Civic Center.
Maine moves gay marriage hearing to larger hall [AP via WHDH]

So if planning to attend the swarming soiree, don't just bring your principled presentations and reasoned rationalizations -- also bring your deodorant. The bias in the crowded room will surely be rank enough. No reason to add to it with your own bigotry-opposing B.O.

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