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Annette Dragon

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1-1993

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Maine, Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Transgender, Non-Discrimination Ordinance, Lewiston, Catholic Church, Fraco-Americans

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Following five hours of heated debate, the Lewiston City Council approves a queer inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. It was supported by Equal Protection Lewiston (lead by then Lewiston Police Chief Laurent F. Gilbert), but was soon overturned in a city wide referendum the following November, losing 2 to 1. The loss is attributed largely to the influence of the Catholic Church in this largely Franco-American city. Image description: Protesters against the ordinace hold signs saying "No special right!", "Pope John Paul votes no!", "Protect our Childern, and " The twin cities- Sodom & Gomorrah"

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Maine, Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Transgender, Non-Discrimination Ordinance, Lewiston, Catholic Church, Fraco-Americans

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