This site has been created to address the recent push to alter the definition of marriage in the State of Maryland. Despite numerous instances of traditional marriage being upheld in states like California and Maine, the progressive agenda has not been derailed. After Washington, DC passed a law legalizing gay marraige while denying the People of the district the right to vote on the issue, Maryland's Attorney General, Doug Gansler decided that contrary to Maryland Law he would recognize such unions from other jurisdictions. Recently, in New York, a law allowing same-sex marraige was passed contrary to the will of the voters who had elected a majority Republican Senate that voted to preserve traditional marraige the previous year. Furthermore, Maryland's current Governor, Martin O'Malley, has declared his willingness to sign a law for gay marriage if one should be sent to his desk. After the November 2010 elections, Maryland also saw its number of openly-gay elected officials increase from 4 to 7 in the legislature, thereby encouraging gay activists that 2011 will be their best chance for legalizing gay marriage. While Maryland has been a focal point of faith and religious freedom, both of these are under attack as a perfect storm has been created where our rights to the free exercise of religion will be jeopardized by forcing all Marylanders to accept, tolerate, and pay for the benefits of those united under the counterfeit doctrine of "gay marriage."
If you believe that Maryland's current law which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman should not be changed, then we need your help today. Even if you support extending benefits to gay couples (such as hospital visitation, survivorship benefits, and the ability to adopt and take care of each other's children), these can be addressed without changing the definition of marriage for everyone in the state. Furthermore, changing the definition of marraige will also open up marriage to unintended groups, such as allowing close relatives to marry, plural marriage, et cetera. To extend marriage to one sexual minority without extending it to other sexual minorities would amount to hypocrisy at best, and discrimination at worst. Legalizing gay marriage will not create "marriage equality," as is so often claimed. What it will do is undermine the family unit and devalue that idea that every child deserves the best chance possible to be raised by his or her biological mother and father. By destroying the definition of marriage, we will end up destroying the idea that every one of us is unique and that gender really does matter.
Please help us protect the institution of marriage today by writing to: HELP@protectmarriagemd.org.