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Hundreds Gather to Push for Marriage in Maryland

Over 400 supporters of marriage equality from across Maryland came to Annapolis on Valentine's Day to lobby in support of the "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act."  As a Maryland resident it was especially moving to see so many supportive legislators bear the strong winds and address the enthusiastic crowd. 

Attorney General Doug Gansler was also on-hand and was greeted with cheers as he predicted a legislative victory. The full Senate is expected to vote next week.  With two Senators announcing their support for the bill earlier in the day, the bill has 23 of the 24 votes needed to pass.  Four Senators remain undecided. If the bill passes the Senate next week, it moves onto the House of Delegates where the vote count is also very close. To help in our efforts working alongside Equality Maryland, please contact sultan.shakir@hrc.org.

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