Civil Marriage Law Upheld By Voters
Unofficial Statewide Election Results For The Referendum On The Civil Marriage Protection Act
For: 1,252,568 51.9%
Against: 1,158,719 48.1%
Unofficial Election Results For The Referendum On The Civil Marriage Protection Act For Montgomery County
For: 257,356 65.19%
Against: 137,446 34.81%
The Montgomery County League of Women Voters and MyMCMedia present this description of Question 6 moderated by host Don Mooers. Alicia McLeod, of the League of Women Voters speaks in support of Question 6 while Diane Hibino, also of the League of Women Voters speaks against Question 6. Then, a succinct statement of what voting “yes” or “no” will mean is presented.
This is what was printed on the ballot:
Establishes that Maryland’s Civil Marriage Laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriages in violation of their religious beliefs.