Tears, resolve for gay marriage fight in Maine
"It's been incredibly moving," said Kittery Point resident Lane Williamson, whose lesbian daughter was married in Massachusetts to her longtime partner. "There's a huge pro-civil rights group here, from tiny babies to grandparents."
Williamson, who also has a heterosexual married daughter, said she has long fought for women's and civil rights.
"Marriage is a civil right and therefore each of my daughters has a right to be married," she said. "If Vermont can do it (pass a gay marriage law) and Iowa can do it, for goodness sake, then Maine had better. I'm quite certain that the bill will pass."
She and others in attendance at the hearing talked of seeing a "sea of red" among those in the audience — as the pro-bill organization Equality Maine asked proponents to wear red clothing. Of the estimated 4,000 to 5,000 in attendance, they said, it appeared from the clothing that about two-thirds of those attending favored the bill.
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#1 Apr 30, 2009
I would put on red any day for such a noble cause. Wonder what colour the righwing christians would wear?
#2 May 3, 2009
It would not be red--read your bible--homosexuality is an abomination
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