April 08, 2020

Sean Faircloth called for an end to citizen-initiated referenda in his Dec. 24 Op-ed column. I have to agree with him in view of the people’s veto referendum initiated by the Christian Civic League. How many times must the people of Maine be asked to affirm that they want gays and lesbians to have civil rights — that is the right to have equal access to credit, accommodations, employment and housing? Not only must we pay for an expensive referendum, but we must turn out in mass for a decisive victory on Feb. 10 and say no to the bigotry this proposal would foster. Carol R. Peck Winterport

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