Maine’s Attorney General Issues Opinion About Impact of Same-Sex Marriage on School Curricula

Maine Attorney GeneralMaine Attorney General, Janet T. Mills, issued an opinion on the implications of same-sex marriage and the development of the school curriculum. The opinion was issued in response to a request by the Commissioner of Maine Department of Education. The opinion begins, “[y]ou have asked about the implications of LD 1020, PL 2009, ch. 82, “An Act to End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom,” on the development of school curricula in our state. My office’s analysis of the issue reveals no impact on the curricula of Maine’s public schools.”

It comes as no surprise that the Attorney General didn’t find that same-sex marriages would negatively impact the school curricula, as opponents of same-sex marriage would have us believe. Unfounded lies based on irrational hysteria have been used by opponents in nearly every debate concerning granting the right for same-sex couples to marry. Advertising campaigns by opponents of gay marriage continually warn us that if gays and lesbians are allowed to marry, our schools will suddenly be forced to teach scary gay subjects. [Forgive me for a moment as I bang my head against my computer monitor. There, I’m better now. ]

Read the Attorney General’s Opinion.

Editor’s Note: Proposition 1 is on the ballot in Maine for November 3, 2009. Proposition one asks voters the following question: “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?” Answer: Vote NO on 1.

To donate to the cause, to volunteer, or to learn more about Maine’s Proposition 1, please visit Protect Maine Equality. If you are registered to vote in the State of Maine VOTE NO


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