New Jersey-born and now Columbia resident Dylan Goldberg is a political junkie. He aspires to hold elected office and has his sights on being governor of Maryland some day. The straight, 21-year-old senior at the University of Maryland, College Park is also an outspoken advocate of marriage equality and is doing his best to see that the Civil Marriage Protection Act is upheld in next month’s referendum.
“Marylanders have the ability to make history in this country; we have the opportunity to come together as the first state in the union to give same-sex couples the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts,” Goldberg told the Blade. “I tell my family, friends and neighbors that I look forward to checking the box in favor of Question 6 on my ballot.” He is often asked why he is supporting marriage equality.
“It wasn’t until the first time I was asked that question that I thought deeply about how my decision could impact others. It wasn’t until the spring of 2012 when I was faced with fighting for equal rights for others, the same rights I am granted as a straight male,” he explained.