Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland announced Tuesday they have collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to put the state’s new marriage equality law to a public vote on November’s ballot.
Those opposed to equality have launched an effort to put a referendum on the November ballot, despite recent polling showing that a majority of Marylanders support marriage for straight as well as gay and lesbian couples.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, proposed this bill and has pledged to sign it into law. Gay and lesbian couples would be able to marry starting in January 2013. Opponents hope to stop marriage equality via a November referendum.
All of us who have worked long and hard for equality under the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people know how strangely eager some people are to twist and distort the truth about us and our lives.
As Republican presidential contenders denounce same-sex marriage, gay-rights supporters and their allies in states such as Washington, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey and Colorado think marriage equality is a swell idea.