Maryland Marriage Equality Foes Submit Referendum Signatures, Proponents Ready Campaign

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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.