Maryland election officials on Tuesday officially certified a petition to prompt a November referendum on the state’s same-sex marriage law.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance submitted 122,481 signatures to the Secretary of State on May 29–and State Board of Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone wrote in a letter to the organization’s chair, Derek McCoy, that her office certified 109,313 of them. The organization submitted an additional 39,743 signatures late last month.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance needed to collect 55,736 signatures by June 30 to bring the issue to a vote.
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