Maryland Marriage Equality Foes Submit Referendum Signatures, Proponents Ready Campaign

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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May 31, 2012

Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition seeking to uphold the Free State's recently passed marriage equality law, issued a statement on May 29 outside the Maryland Secretary of State's office in Annapolis, in response to a 3 p.m. news conference by opponents of the law celebrating the submission of signatures on petitions calling for a referendum to repeal it.

"Given the low bar for petitioning a law to the ballot in Maryland, we've always expected same-sex marriage opponents to meet that threshold and then some – up to their stated target of 150,000," Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality, said in a prepared statement.