Gay rights gains piling up; battles still ahead
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud talks to an Associated Press reporter Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Portland, Maine, about his public announcement that he is gay. The Democrat is running for governor in 2014 in a three-way race challenging Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler. Michaud said his announcement came in response to a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his campaign. (AP Photo/Clarke Canfield)
Maine candidate for governor announces he's gay
FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, speaks during the Maine Democratic Party Convention in Lewiston, Maine. Michaud, a six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year, announced that he's gay - a response to what he called a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am.