LGBT Law Caucus to host Question 1 debate

PORTLAND, Maine – The LGBT Law Caucus, a student organization at the University of Maine School of Law, will host a debate on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012,regarding the merits of Question 1, which will appear on the statewide ballot in Maine this November. The debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Talbot Hall, in the Luther Bonney Hall building on the University of Southern Maine campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Question 1 will ask Maine voters “Do you want to allow the State of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?”

 The debate will feature Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and Carroll Conley, Jr., Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine. Dmitry Bam, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, will serve as moderator.

The LGBT Law Caucus is accepting submissions of questions for the two debaters from the general public. Online submissions will be accepted and considered until the start of the debate.  Please send questions to

About the University of Maine School of Law LGBT Law Caucus

 The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Law Caucus is a student organization that serves as an educational, political, and social group for the LGBT community at the University of Maine School of Law. The Law Caucus serves as a support system for the LGBT community and is dedicated to the inclusion of all people who are interested in furthering the goals of our community. We are committed to sponsoring an array of events to increase awareness of both the issues that impact LGBT people and the unique legal concerns of the LGBT community.


For press inquiries and to learn more about the debate, please contact

Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, Chair

(787) 327-5181 cell