Maine Attorney General Janet Mills applauds the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court

Augusta, Maine - Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills applauded the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding the right to marry as a fundamental protection of the Due Process Clause of the Constitution.

"The Supreme Court's edict," Mills stated, "ensures that Maine citizens will be accorded the same rights in other states as they are accorded here; that, while individuals have the right to their own beliefs, respect for the institution of marriage and for the dignity of all persons requires the states to recognize and accord the same legal rights and responsibilities for marriages of same sex couples as for those of heterosexual couples. Justice Kennedy's description of the tradition and meaning of marriage was eloquent beyond description."

The Maine Bar should be proud to include in its ranks the attorney, Mary Bonauto, who successfully argued this watershed case.


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