Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act (Video)
Question 6, Referendum Petition, Civil Marriage Protection Act.
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 will be printed on your 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.