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Mayor Menino to host fundraiser for Equality Maryland

Posted by David Zimmerman  October 1, 2012 01:10 PM

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On Wednesday night, October 3rd, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake will be co-hosting an event to support marriage equality in Maryland. The event will take place at Club Café (229 Columbus Ave.) from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

In 2012, The Civil Marriage Protection Act was passed by Maryland's General Assembly and signed by Governor Martin O'Malley. Pending voter approval in November, the law will go into effect on January 1, 2013 and same-sex couples will be able to marry in Maryland.

Maryland is one of four states that will have the issue of marriage equality put to public vote in November. Current polling shows that Maryland, Maine and Washington all show a majority of voters supporting same-sex marriage. Recent polling in Maryland indicated that about 51% over voters in the state support same-sex marriage with approximately 43% opposed. In Washington the numbers are even more impressive with 56% in favor and 38% opposed.

As for our neighbor to the north, citizens in Maine look like they are also poised to legalize same-sex marriage although the numbers are still very close. Current polling numbers show that 52% of Mainers are in favor of legalizing marriage equality with 44% opposed.

The closest race remains in Minnesota with 48% in favor, 47% opposed.

For more information on Wednesday’s event at Club Café CLICK HERE.


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