photos: (L to R) Mayor Michael Bloomberg,  Governor Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
will join Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to hold a news conference on Friday, October 26th on Maryland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality.

Mayor Bloomberg, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, recently donated $250,000 to the Marylanders for Marriage Equality campaign. Two years ago, Mayor Bloomberg helped support the effort to pass marriage equality in the State of New York. This contribution should be no surprise as Bloomberg has been a long-time supporter and advocator of equal marriage. Since marriage equality became legal in the state of New York, Bloomberg announced over 8,000 gay couples had been married which he said boosted the economy by $259 million.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says “The only way forward in a pluralistic society of diverse faiths such as ours is to have laws that protect and respect the freedom of all, equally.”

Next month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to vote FOR Question 6 -- the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which treats everyone fairly and equally under the law while protecting religious freedom. If passed, Maryland would become the first state in the nation to vote in favor of marriage equality at the ballot box.

Friday, October 26 at 4:30pm, outside on the pier behind the Four Seasons Hotel 200 International Dr. Baltimore, MD

Source: Press Release Kevin Nix