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Marriage Equality

Maryland's Civil Marriage Protection Act (Same Sex Marriage)

Excitement filled the air the days and nights leading up to Governor Martin O'Malley signing the Civil Marriage Protection Act (same sex marriage) bill into law.  And I did not miss any event, rally, testimony, or debate during those months the House was in session.  It was important to me to have my energy everywhere.

I met and formed friendships with people I didn't know.  These relationships may last a minute or a lifetime. 

I lobbied, rallied, testified, spoke at press conferences, and stood with the governor in support of passing the Civil Marriage Protection Act in my home state, Maryland.   The bill passed and it was signed into law on 3/1/2012.  And the law goes into effect on 1/1/2013, if it survives a referendum.

That's why I continue to work with others to defend the new law, and to help our gay and lesbians people heal from centuries of subjugation and religious cruelty. 

Equality should be a universal law that's never placed in the hands of opposition. 

The tide is turning here in Maryland and this country.  Building strong families for the future is paramount to the foundation of this country.  

And everyone deserves the right to marry the one they love.   Marriage brings dignity to every family.   That dignity fosters respect, and allow children to be proud of their parents and their lives.


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