So, if the referendum passes it will just continue to force Maryland residents to leave the state and spend their money in other jurisdictions getting married, it will not prevent gay marriage in Maryland. But it is clear thta the people who distributed and signed the referendum petitions are not animated by logic, but by religious fervor and homophobic hatred:
In Bel Air last week, a steady stream of people approached a table set up by a trio of Maryland Marriage Alliance volunteers outside a Motor Vehicle Administration office. The venue provides a ready supply of people who have to wait around. Those trying to repeal the immigration law used the same method last year.Of course, the Maryland marriage law only affects the issuance of civil marriage licenses and has no impact on who can or can not get married in a church or religious belief. But people who believe in a magical sky fairy who is all-knowing and all-powerful are not exactly the kind of people to engage in a reasoned political debate. Oy vey!