As same-sex marriage advocates in Maine move to put the question of legalizing gay marriage before voters at the 2012 ballot, the group Equality Maine has started releasing videos of Mainers, some that have always supported same-sex marriage and others that have been on an journey to acceptance since the last time Maine considered gay marriage in 2009, all discussing why they would favor granting same-sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples.
One such video features Pastor Michael Gray. In the video below, Pastor Gray, who would probably describe himself as a conservative, speaks out in favor of same-sex marriage and also talks about where he believes God stands on the gay marriage debate.
He also states his conviction that legalization of same-sex marriage in no way impacts how private religious groups define marriage between themselves.
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