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Changing Hearts and Minds in Maine

Matt McTigheMatt McTighe is the campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage, the campaign working to win marriage equality in Maine.

From the beginning, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples in Maine has been about having one-on-one conversations with Mainers. We have had hundreds of thousands of these conversations in recent months, and we are changing hearts and minds in favor of marriage equality every day.

Stacey Fitts of Pittsfield is one person who has shifted his position. Fitts is a straight, married Republican, and he voted against the marriage equality ballot measure in 2009.

In the newest video from Mainers United for Marriage, Fitts talks about how conversations he had with family and friends have convinced him to vote Yes on 1 on November 6.

"I don't believe the government should be able to tell anyone who they can love, or who they can marry,” Fitts said in the video.

Watch and share the video below, and start a conversation about marriage equality with the people in your life.


No matter where you live, you can make a difference in Maine.  HRC has set up a special fund – HRC Maine Families PAC – to direct 100 percent of your contribution to help win marriage equality in Maine.  Together, we can mobilize the majority of Mainers who support marriage equality and win at the ballot this November.

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