This letter is in response to Elaine Bridge (letter, Oct. 17), a “notary of faith” who was urging a no vote on Question 1.

I also am a notary. My husband and I regularly attend a church that encourages participation by all people, regardless of their background.

Bridge is correct that a notary cannot refuse to do a same-sex marriage simply on those grounds; however, she obviously can refuse to do any marriage if she is not available.

I look forward to performing wedding ceremonies for any couple, and I will be particularly excited to perform ceremonies for same-sex couples that have not previously had this privilege in Maine.

While I respect her beliefs, Bridge should feel free to send those couples my way.

Donna J. Runnels

Burnham


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.