Monday, December 10, 2012
‘This election dispels this myth that the African-American population is against same-sex marriage.'
— Jodi Kelber-Kaye, the associate director of the Honors College at the University of Maryland
Monday, December 10, 2012
By HANNAH MORGAN | Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - Same-sex marriage opponents counted African-American voters among their allies leading up to November's election, expecting them to help overturn legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. Polls in the months prior to November's referendum on same-sex marriage seemed to back them up, with African-Americans showing less support than whites. But as the months wore on, opposition softened, especially in the face of endorsements from President Obama and prominent entertainers, as well as a media campaign that included clergy, athletes and other public figures. By Election Day, voters in the state's large, predominantly black jurisdictions -- Baltimore and Prince George's …
Friday, October 19, 2012
CASA of Maryland’s advocacy for next month's referendum on same-sex marriage has sparked the ire of religious leaders
Polls say one thing, but religious leaders say another on the question of whether Hispanic-Americans in Maryland will support same-sex marriage in next month's landmark referendum. National and statewide polling of Latinos has shown a steady turn in favor of same-sex marriage. The Pew Research Center published a poll last week that shows “rapidly growing support” for gay marriage among Hispanics nationwide, with 52 percent for and 34 percent against. It is the first time that a Pew poll showed a majority of Latinos in favor of same-sex marriage. That support divides along religious lines. An April poll commissioned by the National Council of La Raza found that 79 percent of atheist or agnostic Latinos support same-sex marriage, 67 …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Chefs for Equality" event will raise funds to support the campaign to win Maryland's referendum next month on same-sex marriage.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn will be among the guests of honor later this month for an event to support same-sex marriage in a referendum vote in Maryland, reports The Huffington Post. Human Rights Campaign and food columnist David Hagedorn are co-hosting the $300-a-ticket "Chefs for Equality" fundraiser Oct. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. The event also features a special auction in which each table of eight will feast on a unique five-course menu prepared by a who's-who of DC chefs. Read more about it on The Huffington Post.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The company has received major backlash after its president made anti-gay marriage remarks in several interviews.
Everyone’s favorite childhood puppets are taking a stand for gay marriage. The Jim Henson Company—creator of the Muppets—announced recently that it would no longer do business with Chick-Fil-A following recent anti-gay marriage comments made by the popular chicken company’s president, Dan Cathy. “The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” the organization, whose namesake grew up in University Park and attended University of Maryland, wrote on its Facebook page. “Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Governor’s legislative agenda to legalize same-sex marriage comes to a head this week as supporters and opponents stage rallies.
(Updated Jan. 31) A political debate is flaring over whether gay and lesbian couples should have the right to wed, and local lawmakers are taking sides. The General Assembly is considering the Civil Marriage Protection Act (Senate Bill 241), a reworked version of a bill that passed the Senate but failed to push through the House of Delegates during last year’s session. Local sponsors of the bill include Sen. Robert Garagiola (D-Dist. 15, Montgomery County), who is from Germantown, and Sen. Nancy J. King (D-Dist. 39, Montgomery County), whose district includes parts of Germantown. The bill is scheduled for a Senate hearing 1 p.m. Tuesday. Though he was not one of the speakers, Metro Weekly reported, Garagiola attended a forum in Frederick…