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Mayor Asks Supporters to Financially Back Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

The mayor sent an email asking for donations to help put Marylanders for Marriage Equality on ads on television.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is trying to raise funds in support of approving a ballot question to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland.

A message was sent from her campaign email address, citing First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the on Tuesday night, in an attempt to gather support for the issue.

"As 'Mom-in-Chief,' Michelle Obama knows a thing or two about the importance of building strong families, treating everyone fairly and protecting everyone under the law,” Rawlings-Blake’s email reads.

The email urges supporter to donate "$15, $35, $50 or whatever you can" to stand with Obama on the issue. A link on the page leads to Marylanders for Marriage Equality’s website.

The email then goes on to tell supporters that same-sex marriage will lose the ballot initiative if they are unable to purchase television ads in the lead up to the Nov. 6 general election.

Rawlings-Blake appeared in a Marylanders for Marriage Equality web video last December announcing her support of same-sex marriage, months before President Barack Obama made his announcement in May of this year.    

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ralahinn1 September 05, 2012 at 08:02 PM
You see, with the Dems, it is always a matter of money, they do not really care if this passes or not, as long as the money comes in. The Dems would allow trans- species relationships too, if they could make money off it.
Brandon September 06, 2012 at 11:03 AM
I just sent my donation in. I believe this campaign is about fairness and equality for all Maryland Couples and I understand that Advertising costs a lot of money. We must be ready when all the "just say no" out of state organizations bring all their national money to our televisions. Somehow I don't think ralahinni is criticizing all those conservative religious orgs for collecting money to run oppositional ads. Think about it. Your $15 could add up quickly if we all chipped in a little.

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