A rally and lobbying visits to legislators in support of marriage equality bill in Maryland are being held in Lawyer’s Mall (in front of the State Capitol), Annapolis, Maryland 21401, on February 13 at 6 pm.
Sponsored by Equality Maryland, part of the Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition, speakers featured at the rally will include Candace & Rebecca Gingrich-Jones (yes, Candace is the sister of Newt) and Senator Allan Kittleman (R), District 9, representing Carroll and Howard Counties, who supports marriage equality as a civil rights/equal rights issue and voted for the Civil Marriage Act in 2011.
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TO LOBBY LEGISLATORS.
This is an opportunity as Marylanders and Lutherans in favor of full inclusion to stand up so your voice and presence are both counted. Of particular importance are voices from within communities of faith heard publically, countering those raised in opposition.
Bishop Richard Graham, ELCA Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, will be attending the rally in favor of marriage equality and visiting legislators. Join him and other Lutheran voices from around the state.
Pass this information to friends, colleagues, members of your congregation, clubs, sports teams and other associations. Register, gather people up, car pool, and come to show the Maryland legislature how much support there is for equality in Maryland.
If you are an RIC organization, make sure the members of your congregation, your agency, your organization all know about this and how to sign up to attend.
It is important to publically witness to the truths we hold, Lutheran Christians compelled by our faith to speak out for equality.
You may be invited to come to the rally by many sources because the Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition includes the NAACP- Baltimore Chapter, 1199 SEIU, SEIU Local 500, ACLU-Maryland, Progressive Maryland, Equality Maryland, Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Family Equality Council, Catholics for Equality, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, Maryland Faith for Equality, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay (PFLAG), Maryland National Organization for Women (NOW), Baltimore Black Pride Inc., National Center for Lesbian Rights and SEIU MD/DC State Council.