Eliot Cutler on Civil Rights
Worked to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage
EqualityMaine endorsed Mike Michaud, but also has strong links to independent candidate Eliot Cutler. Cutler has been a major donor to EqualityMaine and its causes in the past. In 2009, he and his wife contributed $14,600 to efforts to uphold a law
legalizing same-sex marriage, according to the Maine Ethics Commission. EqualityMaine's former longtime director gave the independent an enthusiastic endorsement just two weeks after Michaud announced in early November he is gay.
A Cutler spokeswoman issued a statement contrasting the independent's history supporting gay rights with Michaud's background on the issue:
"Eliot Cutler and his family have stood side by side with the LGBT community for decades as outspoken advocates
and supporters. Mike Michaud's voting record in the Maine Legislature--19 consecutive votes against equal rights for the LGBT community--speaks for itself."
Michaud's campaign says Michaud, like many politicians, has evolved on the issues over time.
Source: Bangor Daily News on 2014 Maine gubernatorial race
, Jan 2, 2014
Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality
I have been committed to equal rights and to equal opportunity for all Maine citizens for my entire life. Ensuring equal rights and remedying existing inequities serve to
strengthen the very core of our state, and I am proud to have been an early and vocal supporter of Maine's historic marriage equality referendum.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, CutlerForMaine.com
, Dec 31, 2013
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