ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Advocates of traditional marriage are deploying to Annapolis to begin their campaign against same-sex marraige legislation.
Political reporter Pat Warren has the latest on this continuing debate.READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Brandon Scott & Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa To Provide COVID-19 Update Thursday
High-profile vs. grassroots in Maryland’s marriage debate.
“For every Goliath they have, we got a David,” said Bishop Marcus Johnson.
Like Johnson’s parents, who were married for 57 years.
“And they have consistently modeled marriage all of our lives,” said Johnson.READ MORE: 'It's A Blessing. It Tells Me To Keep Going' College Bound Baltimore City High Graduates Awarded New Laptops
Governor Martin O’Malley maintains the government can legalize same-sex marriage and protect religious liberty at the same time. Men of God say otherwise.
“I for one want to commend the governor for his play on words but pretty words will not change the fact that marriage is between one man and one woman, period,” said Bishop Angel Nunez.
The debate last year ended without a vote in the House, but same-sex marriage supporters think O’Malley’s political power could make passage inevitable next year.
“Well, we have something to say about inevitibality. With all humility, bring it on,” said Johnson.
For the second year in a row, it appears same-sex marriage will dominate Maryland’s legislative session.MORE NEWS: Camp Hashawa In Carroll County Welcomes Back Campers, Counselors & Staff
The Maryland Marriage Alliance says it represents more than a quarter of a million people.