Arts & Entertainment
Maine Gay-Rights Group Backs Michaud In Gov's Race
Originally printed 1/3/2014 (Issue 2201 - Between The Lines News)
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine gay-rights group is backing the Democratic candidate for governor, calling U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (MEE'-shoh) a stalwart supporter of equality issues.
But EqualityMaine's endorsement of Michaud, who announced in November that he is gay, is coming under fire from independent candidate Eliot Cutler.
Cutler says Michaud has voted against equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community 19 times while in the Maine Legislature, including measures aimed at prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and employment.
If elected, Michaud will be the first openly gay candidate elected governor.
Ali Vander Zanden, EqualityMaine's political director, says Michaud will stand up for LGBT residents and is the best candidate to move the state forward with policies that will boost the economy and help Maine students.
- Michigan Same Sex Couples Demand Respect And Equal Treatment
- Judge Takes Up Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits
- Ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo A Smashing Success
- Couples Celebrate Love And Acceptance at LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo
- Graduating Gay: LGBT Spring Events at Local Universities
- Gay-Owned Espresso & Gelato Shop Finds Niche in Detroit
- Dine Out For Life April 24
- 2014 Good Neighbors = Strong Community Award Recipients Announced
- LGBT Caucus Seating Available At Upcoming MDP Dinner, Bill Clinton To Keynote
- ACLU Files Lawsuit: State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
- GALLERY: The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo Runway Show
- BREAKING: ACLU To File Lawsuit: State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
- Albion Students Demand Schuette Resign From College Board
- Equality Michigan Remembers Dr. Henry Messer, April 13
- Affirmations Celebrates 25 Years Of Service At Silver Jubilee
- Saginaw City To Vote On Ordinance
- VIDEO: Affirmations Silver Jubilee Presentation
- Suspect Sketch Released In Ypsi Anti-Gay Attack
- Prominent Detroit Minister 'Comes Out' As Ally
- 'Traditional Marriage' Not The Black Family Reality
- LETTER: One Pastor Comes Out For Marriage Equality