Wondering whether Sen. Collins spoke about gay marriage at the EqualityMaine event? So were we.
Here's the take of Betsy Smith, the group's executive director, on what was said:
Members of EqualityMaine's staff did ask the Senator about marriage.
My understanding is that she said she felt it was a state not federal issue, although she pointed out that she had voted against an amendment to the US Constitution banning marriage equality.
She also noted that like many Americans she is on a journey on the issue and noted that public opinion was changing rapidly on the issue and that she found that to be a very positive thing.