PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gay marriage opponents are going on the airwaves with an ad featuring a high school guidance counselor who claims he was targeted for supporting "traditional marriage."
One of the two ads by Protect Marriage Maine features former school counselor Donald Mendell, who came under fire in 2009 after appearing on TV in opposition to same-sex marriage.
A complaint was filed with Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, questioning the guidance counselor's fitness to continue serving as a licensed social worker in Maine.
The ad says people like Mendell who opposed gay marriage have "fired, sued, fined and punished" in places where same-sex marriage has been legalized. Mendell has since retired from Nokomis High School.
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