cakeThe Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today congratulated Equality Maine, the state’s three openly gay state lawmakers, their colleagues and Maine Gov. John Baldacci on enacting and signing a marriage equality bill that will ensure all Maine families will enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of marriage.

“I’m especially proud of Maine’s openly gay state legislators, who stood before their colleagues and asked to be treated equally.  Their powerful and heartfelt speeches helped people understand what is at stake when we exclude certain families from the protections and benefits afforded by civil marriage,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund. 

Maine’s three out state lawmakers are Sen. Larry Bliss, Rep. Terry Morrison and Rep. Jim Martin.