1199 members along with our progressive allies at the NAACP, ACLU, AFL-CIO, and numerous other organizers across the state will be working hard over the next several months to make Maryland the first ever state to affirm Marriage Equality through a ballot referendum this November.
As part of their efforts, 1199 members from all walks of life came together with President George Gresham to create a video expressing their support for Marriage Equality and the values that stand behind it. A law granting same-sex couples the right to civil marriage in the state passed the Maryland General Assembly and was signed into law last spring. The law does not take effect until January of 2013, however, and opponents are almost certain to gather enough signatures to bring the issue to referendum this November.
Members in the Maryland / DC region are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming town hall meetings where organizers will discuss how to get involved in helping win at the ballot in November by upholding Marriage Equality and Maryland's DREAM Act.