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Brown Lands Surprise Endorsement From Same-Sex Marriage Group

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has touted a long list of endorsements in his quest to become the state's next governor, but his most recent one has come as a bit of a surprise.

Equality Maryland gave its endorsement to Brown, saying of the three Democratic candidates he would be the most effective for the group's issues and for state residents. Equality Maryland was most vocal in its support of same-sex marriage, which was passed by the General Assembly in 2012 and then upheld that fall in a voter referendum.

What's somewhat surprising is that Brown secured the group's endorsement over his two rivals — Attorney General Doug Gansler, who was the first statewide elected official to publicly support same-sex marriage in 2008, and Montgomery County delegate Heather Mizeur, who's seeking to become the first openly gay governor in U.S. history and was instrumental in getting the bill legalizing same-sex marriage through the House of Delegates, where it initially faced stiff opposition.


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