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Eliot Cutler on Civil Rights

 


Worked to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage

EqualityMaine endorsed Mike Michaud, but also has strong links to independent candidate Eliot Cutler. Cutler has been a major donor to EqualityMaine and its causes in the past. In 2009, he and his wife contributed $14,600 to efforts to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage, according to the Maine Ethics Commission. EqualityMaine's former longtime director gave the independent an enthusiastic endorsement just two weeks after Michaud announced in early November he is gay.

A Cutler spokeswoman issued a statement contrasting the independent's history supporting gay rights with Michaud's background on the issue:

"Eliot Cutler and his family have stood side by side with the LGBT community for decades as outspoken advocates and supporters. Mike Michaud's voting record in the Maine Legislature--19 consecutive votes against equal rights for the LGBT community--speaks for itself."

Michaud's campaign says Michaud, like many politicians, has evolved on the issues over time.

Source: Bangor Daily News on 2014 Maine gubernatorial race , Jan 2, 2014

Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality

I have been committed to equal rights and to equal opportunity for all Maine citizens for my entire life. Ensuring equal rights and remedying existing inequities serve to strengthen the very core of our state, and I am proud to have been an early and vocal supporter of Maine's historic marriage equality referendum.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, CutlerForMaine.com , Dec 31, 2013

Other governors on Civil Rights: Eliot Cutler on other issues:
ME Gubernatorial:
Paul LePage
ME Senatorial:
Angus King
Scott D`Amboise
Susan Collins

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
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ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
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MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
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