BALTIMORE - Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland launched the "Marriage in Maryland" website to counter misinformation about what the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 would and would not mean for Maryland. The site is offered as a "one stop shop" to clarify the legal and policy issues raised in TV and radio ads aired by opponents to Question 6.
"The Civil Marriage Protection Act is a law that would provide fairness and equal protection of the law to same-sex couples in Maryland, while protecting religious liberty," said David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland. "The goal of the ‘Marriage in Maryland' website is to separate fact from fiction so that Marylanders can make a well-informed decision about how they vote on Question 6 this November."
The website provides fact-checking on many concerns raised about the Civil Marriage Protection Act, including its protections for religious liberty, whether businesses would be effected, whether domestic partnerships are an adequate alternative, and the impact of the law on public schools.
Go to the ACLU of Maryland website to learn more about our work to defend the Civil Marriage Protection Act.