Maine is a pretty amazing place.
It was a great place to grow up and go to school and for me it has always been where I go to relax, find comfort, and return to my roots. So when the state legislature passed a gay marriage law that the Governor signed, I was both kinda shocked and very excited. And very, very proud of my neighbors across the state.
So now I am up here for a few days to help stop a people's veto to repeal the law on November 3rd. I came up to Maine for a long weekend with my parents and the UMaine Homecoming - but also to volunteer on the No on 1 campaign.
Yesterday I did a few hours of phone bank work - calling people in Westbrook to make sure that they A)understood the ballot question (NO = support gay marriage) and B)would vote early if they are a supporter.
Convincing my parents to support the campaign was not very hard work. The picture above is us with their yard sign. OK, so there is not a lot of traffic on their pretty rural road - only two houses beyond theirs - but every potential vote counts. They also put a bumper sticker on their car - which I think is a pretty strong statement in this neck of the woods (quite literally).
The pic below is at my brother's house. Also a strong supporter. In fact, I think he and my sister are probably stronger gay advocates than I have been throughout our adulthood. I have always appreciated that.
If you are reading this in Maine - please vote early by going here.