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TV and Radio Ads Go on Air in Maryland

Josh Levin is the campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the campaign working to defend marriage equality at the ballot box in November.

Last night, the Marylanders for Marriage Equality campaign released its first round of TV ads in Baltimore, featuring two prominent clergy expressing their support for Question 6.

“As a pastor, my support for Question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally,” said Rev. Delman Coates of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in the first ad. “I would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore I should not deny others based upon mine.”

The Rev. Donte Hickman of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore appears in a second ad with the same message.

Also this week, the NAACP of Maryland released a radio ad in the Baltimore and DC markets featuring former national NAACP chairman Julian Bond.

“I believe people of faith understand this isn’t about any one religious belief. It’s about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love,” Bond says in the ad.         

Our opponents are also on the air with their new TV ad and are planning to inundate the state with misinformation about the so-called “consequences” of marriage equality.

We can’t let them get the last word. Help us spread our message about fairness and equality by sharing this video with friends and family!


HRC has set up a special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution today to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland. HRC is a founding member and leader of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition campaign working to defend marriage in the Free State, and your contribution will support the coalition's efforts and count toward your HRC membership.

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