PORTLAND — Portland Mayor Michael Brennan today announced that he has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a national nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that gay people should be able to marry.

More than 160 mayors have signed a statement advocating for the freedom to marry. Two other Maine mayors have also joined the group, Hallowell Mayor Charlotte Warren and Westbrook Mayor Colleen Hilton.

Brennan in a statement said he will work to bring marriage equality to all Maine families and he invited municipal leaders across the state to join the coalition.

“Allowing same-sex couples the right to marry enhances our economic competitiveness, improves the lives of families who call Portland home and is simply the right thing to do,” Brennan said.

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