Gay former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert on Tuesday headlined a D.C. fundraiser for the campaign to defend Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.
“Marriage equality is about treating everyone as equals, regardless of who they fall in love with, said the Grammy-nominated singer in a statement released before the concert at the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington. “I’m honored to appear at this event to help do whatever I can to bring notice to a cause that is close to my heart.”
The fundraiser took place a day after Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who asked the 9:30 Club to host the event, conceded that Marylanders for Marriage Equality needs to raise an additional $2 million ahead of the Nov. 6 referendum on the law he signed earlier this year. Josh Levin, campaign director of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, said in June that he could run a “winning campaign” with between $5 and $7 million, but he once again declined to tell the Washington Blade how much money his group has raised during a conference call with reporters earlier this week.