OPINION: The Politics of Gay-Bashing

The Seacoast
April 8, 2009
"Marriage equality bills are now being considered by the legislatures of Maine and New Hampshire as well. And once again, the specter of a gubernatorial veto looms over the process. Govs. John Baldacci and John Lynch -- both Democrats -- have previously said they oppose gay marriage, even though they support civil unions. Both men have always seemed to me decent and fair-minded, so my question to them is this: By what rationale would you refuse brother citizens -- who pay their taxes, follow the law and contribute to our community -- the same pursuit of happiness in which you have engaged?" [Link]