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  • Portland attorney, a national leader on same-sex marriage, named MacArthur Fellow

    Portland Press Herald - 09/17/2014

    True to form, Mary Bonauto didn’t even know she had been nominated for a MacArthur grant.

    The unassuming yet tenacious civil rights lawyer from Portland has systematically taken the fight for marriage equality into courtrooms across the country, leading a charge that has seen 19 states legalize same-sex marriage in the past 10 years.

    While Bonauto has been honored numerous times for her work with the Boston-based law firm Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, on Wednesday she was named to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, a national award funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that comes with a monetary award of $625,000 paid out over five years, with no strings attached.

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