We are closer to having marriage equality in Maryland than ever before: the Maryland state Senate has passed the bill, the House of Delegates is looking at it now, and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has pledged to sign the bill.
However, we cannot rest on our laurels, as apparently passage of the bill in the House is not certain: in fact, it is essential that we lobby and lobby hard if we want to make sure marriage equality comes to Maryland.
If you live in Maryland, please contact your delegate and tell them they need to support all of their constituents by voting for the marriage equality bill. (At that website, all you have to do is type in your zip code and it will give you the contact information for your delegate). Specifically, Del. Jill Carter (contact info here), who represents the 41st district (Baltimore City), has said she won’t vote for the bill until budget issues are addressed (doesn’t that remind you of Senate Republicans saying the same thing about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?”), so if she represents you, make sure your voice is heard!
With your help, we can make Maryland the next state to support equal marriage.
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