Marriage equality is nearly a reality in Maryland. On January 1, 2013 Maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses to loving and committed gay and lesbian couples! Maryland typically has a two-day waiting period, which will be waived so the first marriage ceremonies can take place on January 1. It will be an historic day and a milestone for the movement for full equality.
No doubt, media outlets from across the state and across the nation are planning to capture all the excitement of the first days of marriage equality, so this presents Maryland couples (or couples from neighboring states who plan to marry in Maryland even if their own state won't recognize it) with an incredible opportunity to share their stories of love and commitment!
If you and your loved one plan to wed on the first days of marriage equality in the state and are open to sharing your love story and wedding plans with the media, GLAAD really wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to let us know about you as a couple and your lives together. We’ll be in touch with you as media opportunities present themselves. The more information you’re able to provide us with the better!
We will contact you if we receive media requests for which you and your significant other would be appropriate. In the meantime, please be sure to share your great news with family, friends and your local newspaper – by sharing the most significant moments of our lives that we underscore our commonly-held values with the communities of which we are a part.
Thanks in advance for your willingness to speak with the media about your relationship and for taking the time to submit your story and image. By sharing your story as a couple, you help us promote understanding, increase acceptance and advance equality. We couldn't do our work without you!