Last week I posted a trailer for a new documentary about Maine's "Yes on 1" campaign, which successfully overturned the state's marriage equality law. In the trailer, the director of the "Yes on 1" campaign, Marc Mutty, appeared to regret positions he had taken during the campaing.
For the record:
• First and foremost, let me say directly that I fully support the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.
That said, I have always been a strong and tireless advocate for the civil rights of all, and have fought unjust discrimination in all its forms. Fairness in housing, fair employment practices and the right to vote are all civil rights.
Redefining marriage is not.
• Second, this campaign was a long, painful process, made all the more difficult by the fact that the campaign staff and I were harassed and threatened repeatedly, to the point that I was concerned for the safety of my staff and our families.
Our computers were hacked, our campaign office was vandalized, death threats were made and our family members were shunned and verbally attacked.
Why? Simply because we worked on a campaign that presented a view, a majority view I might add, that marriage is between one man and one woman.
It was with this in mind that I said I would never do such a campaign again, knowing the toll it would take on my personal health, and on the well-being of my staff given the degree of antagonism that our position generated from some gay activists and their supporters.
There's more at the Press Herald, but you get the gist of it — once again, an anti-gay marriage activist is taking the stance that he is somehow one of the victims when in fact he worked tirelessly during the campaign to take rights away from Maine families, harming them and their children in the process.