Question 6:Civil Marriage Protection Act

Summary

Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services, or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.

 

Ballot Choices

  1. For the Referred Law
  2. Against the Referred Law

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arguments by advocates for both sides

Yes

Go to Marylanders for
Marriage Equality
for detailed arguments.

No

Go to Maryland Marriage
Alliance
 for detailed arguments.  

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1Marylanders for Marriage Equality$3,206,320
2Human Rights Campaign National Marriage Fund$394,961
3NAACP-National Voter Fund for Question 6$235,000
4Human Rights Campaign Maryland Families PAC$182,384
5Freedom to Marry Maryland PAC$38,675
78.5%
9.7%
5.8%
4.5%
0.9%
$4.1 million raised in total

No

100.0%
$1.7 million raised in total
RankContributor nameTotal
1Maryland Marriage Alliance- No on 6$1,685,486

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