Maine gay marriage supporters on Monday
released a new ad featuring four firefighters.
In the ad, three straight firefighters,
Andrew Shea, Dave Lorandeau and Eric Humphrey, stand up for their gay
co-worker, Ryan Michel, and his right to decide whom he comes home to
after a long day's work at the firehouse.
“These guys are all straight,”
Michel says. “So when I joined the department, I wondered how a
brotherhood so tight like that would be accepting of someone who is
“The brotherhood that we have is not
the straight firemen's brotherhood,” says Shea. “It's the
“If a guy works hard and does his
job, I'm not going to judge him and we're not going to judge him
either,” Lorandeau says.
“When we clear a call, I get to go
home to my wife,” Humphrey says. “The guys I work with should be
able to marry the person they love.”
“We're voting 'yes' on 1,” he adds.
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