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08/20/2012

Maine 4 Marriage touts the words of David 'the time has come for me to accept gay marriage' Blankenhorn

by Jeremy Hooper

Over the weekend, Protect Marriage Maine's Bob Emrich shared a link to Maine4Marriage.org, a Mormon effort that seems to be coordinating with the larger campaign to stop civil equality in the state:

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Emrich's Public Facebook Wall

But want to see something funny? If one goes over to this Maine4Marriage effort, one will see that the group leads with a quote from David Blanenkhorn:

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Maine4Marriage.org

Yes, that would be the very same David Blankenhorn who, earlier this summer, wrote the following in The New York Times:

IN my 2007 book, “The Future of Marriage,” and in my 2010 court testimony concerning Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, I took a stand against gay marriage. But as a marriage advocate, the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do.
FULL: How My View on Gay Marriage Changed by David Blankenhorn [NYT]

So okay, Maine 4 Marriage (and Bob Emrich)—if you all want to push the words of a man who has changed his view and now wants to speak the good that marriage equality can do, be my guest. I'm more than ready to be done with this fight. I have many children's books to write.

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