March 14, 2012
By Adam Bink
They need about 56,000 signatures. MDPetitions.com is the conduit for signature-gathering efforts, where they say:
Maryland voters should have a say in whether or not Same-Sex Marriage is made legal. Make your voice heard!
Which sends you to Maryland Marriage Alliance, which describes itself as:
a grassroots, non-partisan, interfaith coalition dedicated to preserving the traditional definition of marriage in Maryland law. The Maryland Marriage Alliance is supported by the Maryland Family Alliance, the Maryland Catholic Conference, and the National Organization for Marriage, and is the leading entity in Maryland focused solely on the preservation of marriage. Along with our three sponsoring organizations, we are made up of hundreds of local community leaders, pastors, family organizations, and concerned citizens who know that preserving traditional marriage helps keep Maryland strong.
The general assumption is that they will reach the number needed to qualify. We’ll see what kind of tactics they use to do it.