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Stand for Marriage Maine Issues Statement on Disconnect Between Opponent's Fundraising and Rhetoric

Contact: Scott Fish, 207-458-7185; StandForMarriagemaine.com

MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following can be attributed to Marc Mutty, campaign chair of Stand for Marriage Maine, the official campaign of Yes on Question 1:

"Today's financial reports reveal a disturbing, but unsurprising reality. Our opponents, while claiming to be the home-grown, locally supported campaign, have amassed from virtually every state in the nation a campaign fortune of more than $2 million to destroy traditional marriage in Maine.

"They don't want to defend the teaching of homosexual marriage to young children in public schools, so they are spending millions to try to deny and deny. They don't want to talk about individuals, small businesses and religious groups being sued for refusing to support homosexual marriage, so they are spending millions to calls us liars. And they don't want to explain to voters why the law they sponsored and advocated strips from Maine's marriage statutes the interests of nurturing children, so they are spending millions making the oxymoronic claim that we are trying to 'harm children.'

"We have been outspent approximately $2.6 million to $1.1 million, yet the fate of Question 1 is too close to call. That goes to show that even with millions of dollars pouring in from well-heeled political elite, gay activists in Hollywood, New York, Massachusetts, or the democratic political machine, Act Blue, our messages of truthful consequences of erasing the definition of traditional marriage is resonating with Mainers.

"Mainers won't be bought. The Maine contributors to our campaign see through our opponent's name calling and smear tactics for what it is: an exceedingly well-funded effort from outside of Maine, yet one that simply cannot stand up against the facts we present."