Up to $7 million needed formarriage ﬁght; O’Malley tohost beach fundraiser
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.firstname.lastname@example.org
Marylanders for Marriage Equality is conﬁdent it canrun a “winning campaign” to defeat a voter referendumseeking to kill Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on abudget of between $5 million and $7 million, accordingto the organization’s campaign manager, Josh Levin.“We feel good about that budget,” Levin told theBlade last week. “We feel like we’ll be able to do thethings we need to do thanks to the effort of our coalitionand our partners who are going to be talking to voters,who are going to be helping us in ways that I’m not sure
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Bipartisan group calls for voteon non-discrimination bill
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
idea of having the Senate panel with jurisdiction over
legislation to the ﬂoor by a committee vote.
the wake of the panel’s hearing on the legislation lastweek and the senator’s remarks to the WashingtonBlade immediately afterward that he wanted “to pollthe committee” about moving the bill forward.In the week after the hearing, the Blade solicitedstatements from the ofﬁces of all 22 members of the Senate panel on whether they want to seethe committee move the legislation to the Senate
who responded to the Blade’s inquiry.
employers in most situations in the public and privateworkforce from discriminating against workers becauseof their sexual orientation or gender identity.Sanders’ ofﬁce accompanied his call for a committee
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hiatus, 1990s hit-maker
returns with new album.
Locals have multiple
memorial in coming weeks,
Money race underway in Maryland9 senators seekaction on ENDA