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Video: Baltimore Ravens Ayanbadejo Stands Up for Marriage Equality

marylanders for marriage equalityPost submitted by Kevin Nix, Former HRC Campaign Media Director

The Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition today released a second video featuring Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who explains why he supports marriage equality in the Free State. “I support marriage for gay and lesbian couples who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. It’s the right thing to do.” 
The video campaign raises the profile of and underscores the diverse support for civil marriage equality in advance of the 2012 legislative session. Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD) kicked off the effort earlier this month. The videos can be viewed at


The coalition includes the NAACP-Baltimore City Branch, SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, ACLU-Maryland, Equality Maryland, Human Rights Campaign, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The coalition is building a statewide grassroots organization -- which includes weekly phone banks, post card drops, and letter-writing campaigns -- to ensure state legislators hear from their constituents.

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