Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MD House of Delegates Considers Marriage Equality Bill this Week

On February 24, the Maryland Senate passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act (SB 116) by a vote of 25 to 21. This bill extends marriage equality to same-sex couples living in the state, and moves us one step closer to equality for all Marylanders! Now the bill advances to the House of Delegates where a close vote is expected later this week.

Our very own Baltimore and Columbia/Howard County chapters have remained key players in advocating for the passage of this historic legislation. They have dedicated their time and energy in testifying on behalf of the bill before key committees in both the House and Senate. They have also participated in Equality Maryland’s Lobby Day on February 14th, persuading key legislators to support marriage equality. And, as always, they continue to relate their families’ personal stories winning over the hearts and minds of their fellow community members.

If you live in Maryland, we need you to support our chapters’ work by taking a minute to find out who represents you in the House. Before the House of Delegates takes their vote this week, ask your Delegates to vote for the Civil Marriage Protection Act today!

We need your support to help extend the freedom to marry to all Marylanders!


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