SRB cuts latest video for same-sex marriage campaign
A day after celebrating the inauguration for her first full term as mayor, Baltimore's Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is being featured in a new video supporting same-sex marriage. We got a sneak peak at it.
In the 51 second video, Baltimore's mayor says "Just as a straight couples' commitment to family is legally recognized, so too should a gay couples' commitment be recognized by our state government."
Baltimore's mayor appeared at a City Hall news conference over the summer where a group of progressive activists announced their new coalition to lobby for a change in the state's law. The advocates are trying to target black lawmakers in Baltimore and Prince George's County, some of whom have said they are uneasy with the idea of gay nuptials.
The measure passed in the state senate last spring, but fell short in the house of delegates.
The video will appear on the Marylanders' for Marriage Equality website.
Rawlings-Blake is the seventh Marylander to appear in the group's campaign. Others include Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, Oscar winner Mo’Nique, civil rights leader Julian Bond and Prince George’s County police officer Irene Huskens.