Married couple hired to run campaign opposed to same-sex marriage

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Protect Marriage Maine announced Wednesday that it has hired a married couple to serve as campaign director and grass-roots coordinator, according to a press release issued by the organization leading the opposition to a same-sex marriage referendum on the November ballot.

Matt Hutson will work as campaign director and his wife, Megan Hutson, will be the grass-roots coordinator.

Maine voters will be asked on Nov 6: “Do you want to allow the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?”

“Megan and I believe strongly in the sanctity of marriage and are thrilled to work with Protect Marriage Maine,” said Matt Hutson in the press release. “If the initiative on the November ballot passes, marriage will be redefined for everyone and will be the only legal definition of marriage for anyone in Maine. We will work tirelessly to protect traditional marriage for current and future generations of Mainers.”

He has worked on campaigns for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He recently served as the campaign manager during Bruce Poliquin’s U.S. Senate bid.

“Matt and Megan are a great addition to our team,” said Bob Emrich, chairman of Protect Marriage Maine. “They share our belief that traditional marriage clearly benefits society, and are strongly committed to protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

Protect Marriage Maine is a bipartisan statewide grass-roots coalition of individuals, organizations and pastors, including people of various faith backgrounds as well as those with no faith tradition, who believe that society is best served by preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman, according to the press release.

The couple will work out of campaign headquarters of Protect Marriage Maine at the Christian Civic League of Maine’s office a block from the State House in Augusta.

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