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Joe Solmonese Thanks Gov. O’Malley and Other Marriage Supporters in Op-Ed for Baltimore Sun

The following post comes from HRC Digital Media Intern Eric Cameron:

In case you missed it, HRC President Joe Solmonese penned an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, thanking Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for signing marriage equality into law and praising the countless community leaders who made a huge difference to win support.

“The younger generation talked to their parents and grandparents about how attitudes have changed. Ministers ministered, reassuring their congregations that churches will not be performing same-sex weddings if they don't want to. Neighbors explained to those down the street still unsure about the whole thing that this is about protecting children. And community leaders like NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo broke it down: Marriage — gay or straight — is all about love, commitment, family.”

Read the full article here.

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