Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told the Washington Post last month he would not seek to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law if elected governor.
“The voters of Maryland have already decided this issue,” he said.
Public records indicate that neither Hogan, who was a member of former Gov. Bob Ehrlich’s administration, nor his running mate, Boyd Rutherford, signed the petition that prompted a 2012 referendum on Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.
Hogan said in a Baltimore Sun editorial board questionnaire before the June 24 primary that he opposes the transgender rights bill that Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law in May.
The Republican has yet to respond to the Blade’s repeated interview requests.
Hogan on June 24 easily defeated Harford County Executive David Craig, state Del. Ron George (R-Anne Arundel County) and former congressional candidate Charles Lollar in the Republican gubernatorial primary. He will face off against Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown — who backed both the same-sex marriage and trans rights laws — in the general election.