Title

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the willingness of the leaders of the mov

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-9-2001

Pages

5

Abstract

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the willingness of the leaders of the movement to outlaw discrimination against gays and lesbians in Maine to agree to compromises that are against their own best interests. A case in point, is their endorsement of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is now before Congress. The act, which would do little to further their objects, is not likely to pass Congress, but their endorsement of it weakens their ability to work for an effective law in the future. Also two brief notes, one about Noah Ricci, the 25-year-old son of the late Joseph Ricci, who was quoted in the Lewiston Journal about his interest in being governor of Maine, and the other correcting the misimpression that Diamon had given that state represenative Charlie Mitchell was a serious candidate in the 2nd Congressional District. Mitchell's remarks about his candidacy were delivered tongue-in-cheek.

Subjects

Civil rights, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Homosexuality -- Law and legislation, Charles Mitchell, Noah Ricci

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