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Big wins for democracy in Seattle, Maine and Ohio ballot initiatives

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Losing on HERO stings, but these wins are our silver lining.
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Ranked Choice Voting to appear on Maine ballot in 2016, pending petition certification

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Only two governors in Maine have been elected with more than 50 percent of the vote since 1974.
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Everyone not named Paul LePage insisting 70 bills Maine’s governor forgot to veto are now law

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LePage has doubled down on a legally suspect strategy in order to prove a point.
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Doctor in Maine stopped taking insurance, cut prices 50%

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Dr. Michael Ciampi no longer takes insurance, cut his prices drastically, and publishes them on the Web.
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Video from Maine as first gay couple gets married, crowd goes wild

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Gay couples have begun getting married in Portland, Maine at midnight Eastern time, Friday night.
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Maine GOP chair: “I play basketball every Sunday with a black guy”

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“When you see a lot of people who are black, like six or eight… people, you think, ‘Wow, where do they live?'”
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Binders full of black voters terrorize GOP in Maine

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Nothing is more dangerous than a black man (or woman) with a vote.
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SNL covers gay marriage in Maine

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Saturday Night Live invites a “married gay couple” from Maine to help celebrate the marriage equality victory.
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Gays win marriage in WA State too! HRC’s Chad Griffin on LGBT landslide.

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HRC’s Griffin: “LGBT equality won a landslide victory… nothing short of a pro-equality mandate.”
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Gay marriage passes in Maine, Maryland (reportedly)

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First time marriage equality becomes law via the ballot box.

Straight singer/songwriter Brendan James’ music video for gay marriage

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It’s so inspiring to see gestures like this from straight allies.
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Closing argument for Maine gay marriage advocates: Family values

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And the Bangor Daily News came out in favor of marriage equality.
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Obama announces support for all four state gay marriage campaigns

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President Obama announces support for gay marriage campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota.
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