The City of Bangor, Maine has approved
a resolution in support of Question 1, the ballot question which
seeks to legalize gay marriage in the state.
At its Wednesday meeting, the 12-member
Bangor City Council unanimously approved the resolution introduced by
councilor Joe Baldacci.
The resolution notes that the city has
“consistently opposed discrimination and acknowledged the
importance of the diversity of its citizens.”
“This included the City Council
passage in 2001 of an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation, and again in 2009 when a clear majority
of Bangor residents voted in support of the marriage equality
referendum question,” the resolution adds.
Marriage equality supporters are
returning the issue to the ballot box after voters in 2009 narrowly
repealed a marriage law approved by lawmakers with a “people's
veto.” If approved on November 6, Maine would become the first
state to legalize gay nuptials by referendum.
While surveys consistently show
supporters leading – by as much as 22 points – pollsters caution
that as a rule of thumb undecided voters generally wind up voting
“no,” making the race a toss up.
gay marriage proponents outraise foes.)