Marriage Equality Maryland: Pledge Form
Marriage Equality Pledge Form
The Maryland legislature passed and Governor O’Malley signed (on March 1, 2012), the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which extended to same sex couples the civil right to marry. The law protects the freedom of all religious organizations, including the Roman Catholic Church, to continue recognizing only those marriages that meet their doctrinal standards. No church official is compelled to marry any couple. The law is commonly known as the “Marriage Equality Law.”
Opponents have collected signatures to reverse the Marriage Equality Law on the November ballot through a referendum. Those who support marriage equality are gathering pledges to assure that enough people will vote in favor of marriage equality in November to sustain the new law. Polls indicate that most Catholics in Maryland favor letting same sex couples enjoy the civil protections of the marriage contract available to opposite sex couples.
A coalition of Maryland Catholics known as Catholics for Marriage Equality, Maryland, is passing out these pledge forms to show concretely that a large number of Catholics in the state see marriage equality as a necessary component of Christ-like Catholic social justice doctrine. Will you be one of us?
Please pledge to support Marriage Equality in Maryland this November with your vote. Also consider committing to obtain more pledges as a Marriage Equality Ambassador.