Urgent: Fight for Marriage Equality in Maryland
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Urgent: Fight for Marriage Equality in Maryland

    1. Petition by

      Equality Maryland

Last week, the House Judicial Proceedings Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates voted 12 to 10 to advance the Civil Marriage Protection Act to the House floor.  

That means we're only one step away from marriage equality in Maryland: a full floor vote in the House of Delegates.

Delegates and their staff are reporting that the opposition is flooding their offices with slanderous lies about gay and lesbian couples and their families like never before.

But lies and discrimination won't win in these final moments if we all join the fight for marriage equality in Maryland.

Same-sex couples want the same things all couples want: the ability to protect and provide for their families. Yet each day, gay and lesbian couples in Maryland are excluded from the respect and recognition that only marriage provides.

It's time for every Maryland couple to be able to marry the person he or she loves.

Sign this petition to urge the House of Delegates to pass the Civil Marriage Protection Act.

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    1. Reached 1 signatures
    2. The vote in Maryland is scheduled to happen in just a few hours. Let's make this an historic day! -

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Marriage equality legislation moves forward, with a vote scheduled potentially for tomorrow. Now's the time to take action! -

    5. On the eve of a historic vote on marriage equality, a member of Maryland’s legislature, Del. Peter Murphy, announced in an exclusive interview with the Washington Blade today that he is gay -

    6. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says marriage equality is a matter of fairness -

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. A Big Week for Marriage Equality Legislation in Maryland

      Last week ended with quite the show in Maryland's House of Delegates, after a topsy-turvy week regarding marriage equality legislation. There were politicians backtracking on their pledge to support same-sex marriage. There were politicians who...

    9. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Amanda Floyd HERNANDO BEACH, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      One day I want to be able to marry a woman I love and feel safe and have a family just like any heterosexual person.

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    • Tina Miller ARLINGTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      We should be granted the right to all american freedoms..period end of discussion.

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    • Shayla Sowers ELKRIDGE, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      Not just for the couples, but for all their family and friends who are also affected by this decision.

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    • Rupert Latney TEMPLE HILLS, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      What is Gay Rights For. A LIFESTYLE To Adopt babies to mess up there Life.It cannot be nothing but a Life Style because Two men or Two women cannot create anything but problems. Now they want be accepted like a man and a woman.God said that was a Big sin.You ask me they want to stop the way of life and let the population stop.Nomore babies being BORN unless a TEST TUBE, I don't think it is Fair to Force a LIfeSyle on ME. I may be WRONG but that is How I FEEL

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    • Herman Pappas SEATTLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Growing up in Seattle in the 60s, I realized quickly as I traveled the United States that not all states are as progressive as my own. At 72, with wife, children and grandchildren, and as a devout church attendee, I am proud to be part of a group of people who want other people to be as happy as I have been in my life. Marriage is a sacred unity, I hope that anyone who wishes to join in marriage is allowed to. There certainly are plenty of straight couples who have abused that privilege, and who am I to prevent it? I say, if it goes against God's word, then let Him make it right when they get to the pearly gates!!!

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