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Maryland Marriage Equality Supporters Prepare for Referendum

Marylanders for marriage equality; Maryland same-sex marriageMarylanders for Marriage Equality, the bipartisan coalition that secured marriage equality in Maryland this spring, is now gearing up in preparation for a potential ballot initiative that would overturn the Civil Marriage Protection Act that Governor O’Malley signed into law on March 1. HRC and its coalition partners that make up Marylanders for Marriage Equality are working to ensure that loving and committed couples are able to marry after the referendum this November.

In preparation of the potential referendum, the coalition has held a series of Next Steps Community meetings across the state to talk to voters about marriage equality and what they can and need to do to ensure we protect the rights of all Maryland families. Last Thursday in Frederick, the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ hosted the state’s seventh meeting. Over 40 local supporters attended to learn about what they could do to ensure Maryland remains the eighth state in the nation to recognize the love and commitment of all families. Supporters are energized after our victory in the state legislature and are excited to work through the summer to protect marriage. Everyone in attendance committed to engaging their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers in order to help spread the word about the importance of the coming election.   

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