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Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Prep For Battle In Maryland

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Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland are close to getting the issue in front of voters this fall via a referendum, and supporters of the new law are now responding.

Marylanders for Marriage Equality opened two offices and hired staff yesterday, preparing for a campaign to defend the bill that lawmakers passed earlier this year should the effort to get it on November's ballot succeed.

The two offices are in Baltimore and Silver Spring. Additional office space is expected in coming months, and they've already hired 12 field staffers to work across the state, the group says.

 Same-sex marriage opponents have until the end of the month to turn in petitions to force a voter referendum, though the main opposition group says it has already presented enough. Maryland election officials are currently verifying the petitions.

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