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Signatures For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Top 150K

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Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland have submitted thousands of signatures to force a referendum on the law.
Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland have submitted thousands of signatures to force a referendum on the law.

Organizers seeking a referendum on the same-sex marriage law approved earlier this year by the Maryland General Assembly submitted even more signatures for their petition this week.

The opponents of same-sex marriage turned in close to 40,000 additional signatures yesterday to the state Board of Elections.  That's on top of 113,000 already submitted. Just under 56,000 are needed to put the issue on the ballot, and the Board of Elections already has validated more than 109,000 signatures from the ones already turned in.

Supporters of the law say it's not unexpected that issue will be decided by voters. Josh Levin, campaign manager for Maryland Marriage Alliance, says the group is now focusing on building a campaign to mobilize voters to support the law in November. 


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