An editorial from the Sun Journal hits the nail on the head.
As supporters of a "people's veto" of the legislation work to gather signatures to put a question on the ballot to reject the law, the rhetoric will be charged and nasty. They need 59,519 certified signatures by June 28 to get the referendum on the November ballot, and they'll say whatever they need to to make it happen. They will use fear, exaggeration and intolerance, if necessary. [...]
As hard as it is to believe, until this law was passed, it was perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay or to kick a woman out of an apartment for being a lesbian. Maine is the last state in New England to address this deficiency.
The anti-discrimination law is not some effort to "subvert society," and it's not part of an "ideology of evil," as its detractors say. It is not part of some mythical, radical agenda with a goal of "the destruction of the traditional family and the overthrow of the existing social order," as Heath has written.
It's about equality and justice.
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