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1963 March on Washington – Caroline French was there!

1963 March on Washington – Caroline French was there!

Fifty years ago, a quarter-million people found their ways to our nation’s capital for one of the largest political rallies in history. Caroline French, a grassroots political activist and antiques dealer from the Seacoast, was one of them. “I was 21 years old, a college student at UNH,” she said. “When you’re in college, you really care about social issues like equality. At the time, I didn’t realize how significant the event was, but my friends were going, and I went too.” French was one of a group of students from the University of New Hampshire who took a bus … Continue reading

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With This Decision I Thee Wed: Labor Celebrates The Death Of DOMA

Discrimination comes in many forms. Some are discriminated based on their skin color, others are discriminated on the basis of their sex.  We all agree that discrimination is wrong.  Today our nation took a giant leap forward against the discrimination of the LBGT community. “As the Supreme Court has clearly decided, DOMA was an unconstitutional law that discriminated against a group of Americans for no other reason than their sexual orientation, denying them basic rights and protections that so many of us take for granted,” AFGE General Counsel David Borer said. AFT President Randi Wiengarten highlighted the role that labor … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Marriage Equality

The United States Supreme Court takes up two cases about marriage equality –  the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as to whether the Federal Government can set a standard of one man and one woman for marriage, and California's Proposition 8, whether states can prohibit two men or two women from being married, as most […]

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The Maine Marriage Equality Referendum Could Be Close: Our Friends Need Our Help

The vote on gay marriage in Maine this Tuesday might be close.  Turnout of our supporters is important, and since Maine hasn't had so much attention on the national elections, turnout might be a bit weak.  So if anyone knows friends or family in Maine, sending an E-Mail or making a call reminding them that their […]

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Freedom to Marry, LGBT Leaders Endorse Jackie Cilley

Today New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC, along with Granite State leaders in the LGBT community, endorsed Jackie for governor. The release: New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC and State Leaders endorse Jackie CONCORD – The New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC and leaders in the LGBT community announced Thursday that they […]

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New Hampshire Without 100 Years Of Democrats

Every two weeks for the past two years I have written a column in The Portsmouth Herald.  Here is my most recent post: . What would New Hampshire be like today without Democrats these past 100 years? While some of my Republican friends would like to offer their answer to that, perhaps with a bit of a […]

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Jackie and Ovide, on Families and Marriage

The following clip, excerpted from remarks at a recent gubernatorial forum hosted by the New Hampshire Children’s Alliance, removes any shadow of a doubt about what’s at stake this November: Ovide Lamontagne is crystal clear that a top priority for him as governor is the repeal of Marriage Equality: front-runner Ovide Lamontagne, of Manchester, was […]

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Vice President Joe Biden On Marriage Equality: Nice Job

Vice President Joe Biden was on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, and made clear his support for equality. He was quoted as saying “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, […]

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Jackie on the March, in March

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since the our last roundup – time for an update from the Jackie Cilley campaign! Fresh off their war on women, the O’Brien legislature turned their attention again to an effort that failed last year, the return of so-called “Right to Work.” Jackie’s statement against it read in part: […]

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What’s Next

In spite of the big spanking he got on Wednesday, a certain Windham Representative is Waiting With Bated Breath Union Leader: The bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, said it is foolish to think the issue will not be back before lawmakers, particularly if there is a change in the governor’s office. and Bates […]

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