Maine Newspapers Endorse Yes on 1
With just 4 days remaining until Election Day, we’re thrilled to announce that newspapers across the state have endorsed our campaign!
The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, The Biddeford Journal Tribune, The Brunswick Times Record, The Portsmouth Herald, The Ellsworth American and the Current Newspapers have all endorsed a Yes on vote on Question 1.
National newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post, also support allowing same-sex couples to marry.
“The newspapers in Maine have taken a close look at this election, they have considered the facts, and they have determined that all loving, committed couples in Maine should be allowed to receive a marriage license, “ said Matt McTighe, our campaign manager. “We are grateful for their support as we reach the closing days of the campaign and hope that the information will be helpful to voters as they make their final decision on how to vote on Question 1.”
“It’s a matter of equality. Partners raising their children together should both be able to make medical decisions concerning their children’s welfare. Partners should be able to benefit from the others’ pension. But, most of all, gay couples should have the affirmation that their home state respects their belief in marriage and their commitment to each other,” the Bangor Daily News wrote in an article titled, “Maine Should Legalize Gay Marriage.”
To read the entire endorsement from the Bangor Daily News click here.
In their endorsement of Question 1, the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel said: “This is clearly a question about the marriage license, a civil document issued by the government, and not the religious rite. This referendum would allow same-sex partners to enter a marriage contract that would protect them and their children.
The Brunswick Times Record Endorsement said: “For many of us, gay and lesbian people are our friends, colleagues, brothers and sisters. None of us should tolerate measures that prohibit their pursuit of happiness or equal protection under the law.”
Vote Yes on Question 1! Marriage matters to ALL Maine families!