Gay marriage opponents speaking out at UMaine during pride week

Posted April 09, 2012, at 11:11 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Two outspoken opponents of same-sex marriage are speaking out at the University of Maine on the first day of the school’s annual pride week.

Paul Madore and Mike Heath have formed the No Special Rights PAC and are raising money to campaign against November’s statewide referendum asking voters whether they want to legalize gay marriage.

They are distributing fliers, holding a press conference and speaking out against gay marriage Monday on the Orono campus.

They will be located just 10 yards from where a student alliance is raising the gay pride flag to kick off pride week.

Dean of Students Robert Dana says the university encourages diverse viewpoints as long they’re expressed in a respectful and civil manner.

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