Maine Congressional Leaders on DOMA Repeal

Lawmakers around the country are putting in their two cents on the Defense of Marriage Act, which has been brought forth to the Supreme Court.
 
Republican Senator Susan Collins is the only member of maine's congressional delegation not to sign a court brief supporting Same-Sex Marriage.  
 
The brief asks the US Supreme Court to strike down DOMA; which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.  
 
A spokesman for the Senator said Collins believes that individual states should decide the issue.  
 
Collins has earned praise from gay-rights groups for her positions on issues that are important to the LGBT community.
Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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