Baltimore Sun: Marriage Equality Opponents Resort to ‘False Attacks’
August 27, 2012 by Guest contributor
Josh Levin is the campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the campaign working to defend marriage equality at the ballot box in November.
The Baltimore Sun ran a great editorial this weekend about the lies our opponents are spreading about the marriage referendum.
The editors of the state’s largest newspaper refute stale myths that foes of marriage equality predictably rolled out after the ballot measure language was unveiled last week.
The Sun’s editors boil it down to the essentials: The law is about equality.
“Should the law treat people differently because of their sexual orientation? Or should everyone be treated equally? Maryland's gay marriage ordinance doesn't require anyone to violate their religious beliefs or personal conscience,” the Sun’s editors wrote.
“As much as we hope the debate over this issue will persuade everyone in the state of the value of acceptance and tolerance, the law doesn't force anyone to change the way they think. All it does is to remove a major vestige of discrimination from state law, and that is something all Marylanders should be able to support.”
HRC has set up a special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution today to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland. HRC is a founding member and leader of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition campaign working to defend marriage in the Free State, and your contribution will support the coalition's efforts and counttoward your HRC membership.
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