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President Obama Urges Maryland Voters to Uphold Marriage Equality

MD For Marriage EqualityPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

President Obama is urging Maryland voters to support the state’s marriage equality law. Governor O’Malley signed the historic legislation into law this past March, but voters now must vote on it at the ballot box this November.

The President spoke out strongly yesterday at a campaign fundraiser in Baltimore:

“We’re moving forward to a country where we treat everybody fairly and everybody equally, with dignity and respect. And here in Maryland, thanks to the leadership of committed citizens and Gov. O’Malley, you have a chance to reaffirm that principle in the voting booth in November. It’s the right thing to do.”

A Public Policy Poll in May showed 57 percent of Maryland voters would uphold marriage equality. Fifty-five percent of African-American voters in the state support marriage equality - a significant increase from before President Obama’s historic endorsement of marriage equality.

Visit Marylanders for Marriage Equality to learn more about the campaign.

HRC has set up a special fund to direct contributions to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland.  Find out more at

Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, Chad Griffin, President

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