Maine AAP statement

The Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement in opposition to Proposition 1, which is the referendum that would revoke marriage equality in Maine. I'm having trouble formatting the full statement for blog perusal, but you can read the whole thing here (pdf).

Money quote:
We oppose Question 1 on the November ballot, which asks whether voters want
to repeal the law allowing same sex couples to marry, on child welfare grounds. As
physicians who care for children and their families, we are committed to supporting what
is best for children. And there is no question that when their parents can marry, children
are more protected legally and socially.


The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics opposes Question 1 because denying marriage to same-sex couples has harmful implications for thousands of Maine children.
If you are a pediatrician (or, if you know one well) and support marriage equality, please go here and sign the statement in opposition to Proposition 1. Every voice lends more authority, and we need all the help we can get.

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