Maryland Marriage Equality Supporters Hit the Polls
April 9, 2012 by David Turley
Last week was the Presidential Primary in Maryland. As voters across the state went to the polls to vote for their Presidential nominee and other local and federal offices, the bipartisan coalition fighting to protect Maryland’s new marriage law, Marylanders for Marriage Equality, was out in full force at the polls engaging voters about the importance of marriage equality and the potential of a referendum being placed on November’s ballot. Staff from the Human Rights Campaign joined volunteers from Marylanders for Marriage Equality to work key polling locations all across the state in order to identify new marriage equality supporters. We know that a majority of Marylanders are in support of marriage for all loving couples, so we are doing everything we can to identify these voters and make sure they vote in support of marriage equality in November.
Volunteers like Ken Stevens from Howard County stood at their polling location all day talking to their friends, co-workers and neighbors about the importance of marriage equality. Most voters were aware and excited about the new marriage equality law but many were surprised to learn of the referendum. Ken’s polling location had many republican and democratic voters, both of which were eager to sign up in support of marriage equality.
Primary day is just one of many days where Marylanders for Marriage Equality will be out engaging voters this spring and summer to educate our fellow citizens about the importance of marriage for all families. To learn how you can join the campaign and help protect marriage equality in Maryland, please email David.Turley@hrc.org. Join us!
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