Friday, November 2, 2012
The women gathered Thursday in Silver Spring to share their ideals on what is fair and equal for families in Maryland.
Montgomery County moms in support of gay marriage have just a few words for voters: vote yes for question six. Also known as the Civil Marriage Protection Act, this bill was signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and is pending voter approval Tuesday, Nov. 6. If majority of residents support the measure, it will go into full effect Jan. 2, 2013.
Friday, October 19, 2012
CASA of Maryland’s advocacy for next month's referendum on same-sex marriage has sparked the ire of religious leaders
Polls say one thing, but religious leaders say another on the question of whether Hispanic-Americans in Maryland will support same-sex marriage in next month's landmark referendum. National and statewide polling of Latinos has shown a steady turn in favor of same-sex marriage. The Pew Research Center published a poll last week that shows “rapidly growing support” for gay marriage among Hispanics nationwide, with 52 percent for and 34 percent against. It is the first time that a Pew poll showed a majority of Latinos in favor of same-sex marriage. That support divides along religious lines. An April poll commissioned by the National Council of La Raza found that 79 percent of atheist or agnostic Latinos support same-sex marriage, 67 …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Chefs for Equality" event will raise funds to support the campaign to win Maryland's referendum next month on same-sex marriage.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn will be among the guests of honor later this month for an event to support same-sex marriage in a referendum vote in Maryland, reports The Huffington Post. Human Rights Campaign and food columnist David Hagedorn are co-hosting the $300-a-ticket "Chefs for Equality" fundraiser Oct. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. The event also features a special auction in which each table of eight will feast on a unique five-course menu prepared by a who's-who of DC chefs. Read more about it on The Huffington Post.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The company has received major backlash after its president made anti-gay marriage remarks in several interviews.
Everyone’s favorite childhood puppets are taking a stand for gay marriage. The Jim Henson Company—creator of the Muppets—announced recently that it would no longer do business with Chick-Fil-A following recent anti-gay marriage comments made by the popular chicken company’s president, Dan Cathy. “The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” the organization, whose namesake grew up in University Park and attended University of Maryland, wrote on its Facebook page. “Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Del. Heather Mizeur helped push through gay marriage legislation in Maryland this year.
Gay rights advocates were dealt a win Tuesday when President Barack Obama endorsed same sex marriage. Takoma Park resident Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20), who has long been vocal about gay marriage rights and who helped shepherd the state's Marriage Equality Act to approval this past legislative session, applauded Obama for making the commitment. "Our president put into words what thousands of LGBT couples already know: that marriage equality is about the power of love and commitment overcoming the forces of fear; that every committed couple should be treated equally under the law; and that every family should be able to protect their children," Mizeur wrote to supporters in an email. With the signature of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tell us what you think.
Governor O'Malley signed the marriage equality act into law earlier this month, but opponents want a referendum on the November ballot to decide the fate of the same-sex marriage bill. What do you think? Should there be same-sex marriage in Maryland and should it be put to a referendum or is O'Malley's stamp of approval enough? Let us know in comments below. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Take our poll and leave a comment.
The gay marriage debate is alive in Annapolis this year and we'd like to know what you think about the issue. Do you support marriage equality or do you think marriage should be between a man and a woman? Leave your comments below.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Maryland representatives gear up to discuss gay marriage for the 2012 legislation session.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
By Jessica Talson, Capital News Service The contentious legislative battle over same-sex marriage ended only a few months ago, but opponents and advocates have already started preparing to fight for their cause in the 2012 legislative session. Gov. Martin O'Malley has stepped out from the behind-the-scenes role he played during the 2011 legislative session and has promised to sponsor a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. O'Malley has already spent time with advocacy groups and spoke at a fundraiser for Equality Maryland. "The governor and the advocacy groups have formed a much stronger partnership this year," said Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O'Malley. "We're organizing a much stronger effort this year and we're getting ahead of it …