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Maine GOP Platform Reaffirms Opposition to Gay Marriage

The Maine Republican Party has just voted to adopt a new platform, but anyone at the convention hoping the party would moderate its tone on gay rights walked away disappointed.

The Huffington Post reports:

MEGOPState party officials adopted the platform Friday, as their convention kicked off, according to the Associated Press. The platform defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The 2012 platform had a similar definition of marriage.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), who is running for reelection, also opposes same-sex marriage, which is nevertheless legal in the state. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has pushed for LGBT equality in some areas, has not yet come out in support of marriage equality.

Earlier this month, the Nevada Republican Party voted “amid raucous debate” to drop opposition to gay marriage from the party’s platform. 

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  1. ME Republicant platform statement: "Put head in sand. Bury it deep."

    Posted by: john patrick | Apr 27, 2014 10:59:17 AM

  2. they continue to make themselves look like asses. maybe things 'ill change when maine elects a gay governor. that should send a signal even they might be able to hear.

    Posted by: woody | Apr 27, 2014 11:34:41 AM

  3. Not surprised. Republicans and t-baggies are generally misogynists, bigots, racists and homophobes so of course they would do this.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Apr 27, 2014 12:56:07 PM

  4. why not go further and endorse criminalizing gays, segregation, and bans on interracial marriage? welcome to the deep north.

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 27, 2014 1:48:26 PM

  5. Sort of moot point if it's already legal. It really makes them look backwards.

    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Apr 27, 2014 2:12:21 PM

  6. The incumbent Republican governor is in a tight race against another gay candidate for reelection. It may help to rally their religious base.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 27, 2014 7:56:25 PM

  7. Shouldn't we be using the terms "Marriage Equality" rather than "Gay Marriage?" Let's call these bigots out for what they are--heterosexist and ignorant persons belonging to a hopefully dying breed.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Apr 27, 2014 11:55:06 PM

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