Portland council joins Bangor—endorses gay marriage proposal
Portland City Council has unanimously endorsed the same-sex marriage proposal on Maine’s Nov. 6 ballot.
With its vote Monday night, Portland joins Bangor, whose council last week went on record in support of the proposal to allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license.
Portland’s resolution was introduced by Councilor Nick Mavodones (mah-voh-DOHN-ees). The resolution says that in addition to allowing same-sex couples to receive a marriage license, Question 1 also protects religious freedom.