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Phone: 207-761-3732, fax: 207-761-3752,

Equality Maine (EQME)

Governor Signs Marriage Bill into Law!

Statement by Betsy Smith, Executive Director of EqualityMaine, on Passage of Marriage Equality Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine - “Since we began our campaign, tens of thousands of Mainers have
raised their voices in support of fairness for gay and lesbian
families. Today the Legislature and the Governor listened to the people
of Maine and made marriage equality the law of this state.

“Two weeks ago thousands of Mainers traveled from every corner of
the state to testify to their hopes for their families, and the harm
that they suffer from not being able to marry. Legislators took these
stories not only into theirs heads, but also into their hearts. They
have responded quickly, in overwhelming majority, to make marriage for
gay and lesbian couples the law of the land in Maine. Today, the state
of Maine has stated clearly that gay and lesbian families are valued
citizens, worthy of the same rights and protections as all Maine



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