Anti-gay ‘marriage’ referendum garners wide support comment (0)
June 7, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Supporters of a Maryland referendum that would reverse the state’s gay “marriage” law have submitted more than twice the number of signatures needed — and have done so a month ahead of schedule.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance needed to collect 55,736 valid signatures by June 30, and was required to submit a third of them — about 18,000 — by May 31. Instead it submitted 113,000 signatures May 29, all of which it said were valid.
The signature campaign could bode well for traditionalists who are trying to place a referendum on the November ballot that would overturn the state’s gay “marriage” law, which passed the Legislature and was signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley earlier this year. The law is on hold while traditionalists challenge it.
The alliance includes the Maryland Family Alliance, the Maryland Catholic Conference and the National Organization for Marriage.