Maryland Passes Marriage Equality — Responses And Reactions

(New Civil Rights Movement) Family Equality Council is part of Marylanders for Marriage, a coalition of labor, faith, civil liberties, and LGBT rights organizations that have worked to bring civil marriage equality to Maryland.

Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, said marriage will strengthen Maryland families.

“Maryland is home to more than 2,500 LGBT parents who are raising more than 5,000 children,” said Chrisler.  “These moms and dads want the same things for their children that all parents do –  respect, protection and a bright future. Now they can tell their children the state respects their commitment to one another, the law will protect their families, and that they will grow up in state that will give their family every opportunity to have that bright future.”

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