A new poll suggests that 54% of Marylanders will vote to protect the state’s new gay marriage law at a crucial ballot in November.
The poll, conducted by Hart Research at the end of July, found that voters approve of marriage for loving, committed gay and lesbian couples by a 14-point margin.
Campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality said: ‘We continue to have the momentum.
‘Voters are having conversations on marriage around the dinner table and are agreeing that people should be treated fairly.’
Maryland became the eighth US state to legalize gay marriage in February 2012, and is traditionally a more liberal voting state.
Support for the cause remains high after Marylanders for Marriage Equality recently raised $250,000 in one night to help promote their campaign.
Levin added: ‘We’re winning over undecideds and the intensity is clearly on our side. Voters are realizing that this law is about treating our gay friends, family, and neighbors equally under the law, and that no religious institution would be forced to marry anyone they objected to.”
The state vote in November will also address the issue of whether to scrap the congressional map, whether illegal immigrants should pay in-state college tuition rates and the proposal of a new $800 million casino at National Harbor.
There has been some concern over the number of high profile issues being decided upon in a single ballot.
Mike Morrill, a veteran Democratic strategist told the Washington Post: ‘Any one of these would be a high-profile issue in any other year.
‘With all four on the ballot, you run the risk that people won’t take the time to learn about them. Whatever simplistic notions cut through the clutter could dominate.’