March 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Referendum battle’s next steps

With a crowd of same-sex couples and the eight openly gay and lesbian members of the Maryland General Assembly standing behind him, Gov. Martin O’Malley on March 1 signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Marylanders for Marriage Equality has begun hosting a series of Next Steps Community Meetings across the state. Many volunteers and supporters have questions about the referendum, the campaign’s next steps, and what they can do to remain involved to oppose the anti-gay marriage initiative in November.

These questions are being addressed at the community meetings. Representatives from the coalition are also briefly covering the efforts of the past few years and thanking supporters for their help during that time.

They are discussing what the campaign’s efforts will be and how people can help to win in November. This includes everything from voter registration to how to engage their friends, family and neighbors.

The meetings have already been held in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Baltimore City, Howard County and the Eastern Shore (Salisbury). Future meetings will be held in Anne Arundel County (Annapolis) on March 18, Frederick County on March 22, and Baltimore County (Rosedale) on March 28.

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