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"With Liberty and Justice for ALL" - African American Pastor Writes for Marriage Equality in Maryland

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Washington Post
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November 5, 2012

On Nov. 6, 2012, 148 years after becoming “The Free State,” voters in the state of Maryland will have an opportunity to make history by becoming the first state in the Union to pass a marriage equality law at the voting booth, thereby extending the guarantees of equality to gay and lesbian couples in our state. Admittedly, I find the idea of voting on someone else’s civil rights a bit disconcerting because when the rights of a minority are submitted to a majority vote, all too often the minority loses. Nevertheless, I am hopeful that Marylanders will allow fairness to be the guiding principle informs their support for Question 6 on the ballot referendum.

Rev. Delman Coates has been a strong suppporter for marriage equality in Maryland, and urges Maryland voters to vote FOR QUESTION 6.