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Gay and lesbian advocates teamed up with Maryland's largest Latino and immigrant rights group on Tuesday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who have attended a Maryland high school and whose parents have paid taxes.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday braced supporters of gay marriage rights in Maryland for a long battle and urged them to work hard throughout the state to persuade voters to support equal rights under the law for same-sex couples.
Maryland's leading gay-rights organization is fighting to rebound from reported infighting and financial woes after the failure in this year's General Assembly of a much-publicized bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
I am troubled by the tone of the article about same-sex marriage in Maryland ("Gay-marriage foes prepare for 2012," Page 1, Tuesday.) It gives the strong impression that support for same-sex marriage in Maryland is building, which is not true.
Maryland lawmakers reintroduced a gay-marriage bill on Thursday, making it the second state after Rhode Island to start the process this year of changing its marriage laws.