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A vote ‘For the Referred Law’ is in favor of keeping the current law allowing same-sex marriage, in place and unaltered.
The ballot measure reads as follows:
Civil Marriage Protection Act (Ch. 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session)
- 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 marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.
- For the Referred Law
- Against the Referred Law