BALTIMORE (AP) — A coalition of African-American churches is holding a prayer vigil to highlight its members’ opposition to gay marriage and urge Marylanders to vote against it.
Members of the National Black Church Initiative will gather to pray at Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore on Wednesday.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat Prompts Alert Day Saturday
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill legalizing gay marriage this year, but the measure has yet to take effect. Voters will decide the issue in a referendum this fall after opponents launched a successful petition drive. Some black churches are pushing for voters to reject gay marriage in the state.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Stepping Up Deployment On Fourth Of July Weekend, Commissioner Says
The initiative says it’s planning several prayer vigils on the issue.MORE NEWS: State Police Expand Traffic Enforcement On I-83 In Baltimore City
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