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Oct. 16, 2012
Portland City Council Endorses Freedom to Marry
PORTLAND – The Portland City Council last night unanimously endorsed a “Yes” vote on Question 1, which would allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license while also protecting religious freedom.
“We want to thank the Portland City Council for making a strong endorsement of the freedom to marry and for supporting the initiative that would allow all loving and committed couples to receive a marriage license,” said Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage.
The resolution, which was introduced by City Councilor Nick Mavodones reads, in part, “The city of Portland embraces equality and fair treatment for all residents including the freedom to marry for loving, committed couples.”
In addition, the resolution recognizes that in addition to allowing same-sex couples to receive a marriage license, Question 1 also protects religious freedom.
The Bangor City Council last week also unanimously passed a resolution endorsing Question 1.
Mainers United for Marriage is the coalition to win marriage for all Maine families. A “Yes” vote in November will allow marriage licenses for all loving, committed same-sex couples in Maine while also protecting religious freedom.
For more information about the campaign, visit www.mainersunited.org.