Press Release

Tagliabue Family Donates $50,000 to Mainers United

PORTLAND, Maine — Paul and Chandler Tagliabue, along with their son Drew Tagliabue and his partner Mark Jones, recently announced a $50,000 contribution to Mainers United for Marriage, the coalition working to win the freedom to marry in Maine.

Paul Tagliabue served as commissioner of the National Football League for 17 years until retiring in 2006. The Tagliabues are longtime seasonal residents of Maine, spending most of their summers for the past 40 years off the coast of Boothbay Harbor.

Paul and Chandler Tagliabue have been advocates of same-sex marriage and LGBT equality for years and have been acknowledged for their involvement in Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).  Their son Drew works at PFLAG NYC, the founding chapter of the largest family-based organization working for full equality for LGBT people, which has more than 350 affiliates throughout the country.

To date, the Mainers United campaign has raised more than $3.4 million, from more than 13,700 contributions. Two-thirds of all contributions are from Maine.

Mainers United for Marriage is the coalition to win marriage for all Maine families.  A “Yes” vote in November will allow marriage licenses for loving, committed same-sex couples in Maine while also protecting religious freedom.

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