A Palm Springs couple is building support for a Maine event that, if successful, will make marriage a reality for more LGBT Americans.
David Cohan and René Bernard have planned a cocktail reception Saturday where guests can learn about Mainers United for Marriage, the campaign to bring the first citizens’ same-sex marriage initiative to voters on Nov. 6.
It will take place at 3 p.m. at their home, 1067 Enamor Court in Palm Springs. Cohan also lives part-time in Maine.
The campaign, which officially kicked off this week in Maine, aims to reverse a 2009 citizens vote that repealed a law allowing same-sex marriage.
In their efforts to re-instate gay marriage, supporters are canvassing neighborhoods, knocking on doors and borrowing a tactic of opponents.
For many of the 31 states with constitutional bans on gay marriage, the amendments were brought to voters by organized groups of conservative opponents.
Is it working for the pro-marriage side?
Survey results from a March poll conducted by Public Policy Polling shows 54 percent of Mainers believe same-sex marriage should be legal.
To attend the reception, RSVP to: http://action.mainersunited.org/palmspringsevent