Jonathan Lee of the Maine SpeakOut Project, a statewide gay advocacy group, has
Jonathan Lee of the Maine SpeakOut Project, a statewide gay advocacy group, has been petitioning the Portland Press Herald for two years to include civil-ceremony announcements in its pages. Press Herald spokesman Ted O'Meara says their policy regarding same-sex wedding announcements is similar to most other papers: "We don't print announcements because gay mariage is not legally recognized in Maine." Cathy Renna, regional media director for the national Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, pointed out that engagements are not legally binding, but papers have traditionally published those announcements. For now, the Press Herald is in a majority. But more and more papers are rethinking their policy daily.
Homosexuality, Maine Speakout Project, Portland Press Herald
Giampetruzzi, Tony, "Jonathan Lee of the Maine SpeakOut Project, a statewide gay advocacy group, has" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 175.