Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Augustan: Sen. Brannigan Among Co-Sponsors of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

From State Sen. Dennis Damon's press release, via About Town:

Responding to a groundswell of support from across
Maine for marriage equality, more than fifty state senators and representatives
signed on to co-sponsor “An Act to End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and
Affirm Religious Freedom,” sponsored by Senator Dennis S. Damon (D-Hancock
County). Together, they represent Maine’s smallest towns and largest
cities from Calais to Bangor to Lewiston to Kittery. The list represents
first-term legislators and the Senator with the longest overall legislative
service, Senator Joseph Brannigan.
State Sen. Brannigan (D-Cumberland County) represents part of Westbrook.

[Update: About Town has now listed all fifty co-sponsors, including State Sen. Phil Bartlett (D-Cumberland County) and State Rep. Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook). Thus, State Rep. Tim Driscoll (D-Westbrook) is the only member of the Westbrook delegation not listed as a co-sponsor for the bill.]

- John C.L. Morgan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All States should get out of the marriage business. Marriage should be replaced with a contract that indicates who you partner is, that way the State can keep their fee. Then all this nonsense will be over with. Religious people will have their marriage in a church, non religious people will have a service of some kind, and people that don't want either can have it that way also.