Well it looks like our rights are officially up for a vote again.
Must be Wednesday.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance has announced that they’ve submitted more than twice the required number of signatures needed to bring Maryland’s marriage equality legislation up for a vote via a referendum in November.
More after the jump.
The same-sex marriage opponents claim to have collected more than 113,000 voter signatures, exceeding the 56,000 signatures needed to bring the law to a referendum.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance’s executive director, Derek McCoy, says, "There are people that are just impassioned about this issue around the state. I think what you're seeing is, people don't want a radical redefinition of marriage just on a whim."
But they’ll take the established rights of their fellow citizens away on a whim? Based on an issue that has no actual impact on their lives?
According to Reuters, McCoy says “more than 4,000 people trained to collect signatures campaigned in churches and other venues, and held gatherings in their homes within the last couple of months.”
A house party to take away marriage? These people sound so fun.