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October 3, 2011

O'Malley stars in same-sex marriage ad campaign

Starting today Gov. Martin O'Malley is appearing in a series videos aimed at selling his same-sex marriage legislation, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign said today.

The first video, which is online only, features the governor pitching his legislation and promising that it will “protect religious freedom." O'Malley said over the summer that he will make same-sex marriage one of a "handful" of priorities in next year's session.

"I ask you to join us as we work to pass marriage equality in the state of Maryland," O'Malley says. The video was produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, an alliance of progressive advocates pushing same-sex marriage in the state.

Notably, O'Malley does not once use the phrase "same-sex marriage" or "civil marriage" in the 47 second ad, terms were frequently used used during the debate last session. Instead he refers to his efforts as a push for "marriage equality."
Posted by Annie Linskey at 1:12 PM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Same-Sex Marriage


Obama illegally records videos in the WH, now O'Malley illegally records videos in the Statehouse for a private company. Way to investigate Sun Papers!

Homosexuality is an abomination and O'Malley and its supporters should be ashamed of themselves. Using pretty words like "gay" and "equality" and "rightsd" does not it may it any less of a disgusting, sinful, immoral act that it already is.

What's illegal about supporting a cause and doing a video saying so? Politicians do this all the time to let their constituents know what they do and do not support.
Also he did not do it for a "private company". The organization is a 501 (c) (4) organization under IRS regulations.
Sorry, Lee, you need to get your facts "straight."

HenryO what gives you the right to judge others sir?

Who are you to decide what is right or wrong?

So nice of O'Malley to take a stand on gay marriage now that Andrew Cuomo made it safe for him to do so.

There will be a vote on this if it passes as there is on immigration education so MOM again will have to eat crow .

Tom, a 501 c4 is a private company. All that refers to is tax status. Also, it's illegal to use the statehouse for a private company's benefit.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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