With only days left until Election Day in Maine, the fight surrounding Question 1 is bearing a stark similarity to California’s Proposition 8 battle last year. In fact, the chairman of the anti-gay PAC, Stand for Marriage Maine, has even hired the Yes on 8 PR manager Schubert Flint.
"We put suspenders on instead of cuff links," Marc Mutty told the Los Angeles Times. "But the message is the same." Mutty is a spokesperson for Yes on 1 who worked for the Portland Roman Catholic Diocese.
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