Anti Question 6 Group Calls Marriage the "First Civil Right"


The Gazette:

"...Jump the Broom for Marriages, a Baltimore-based ballot issue committee, objects to same-sex unions of any sort on religious grounds.

“God’s word states that marriage is between one man and one woman,” said Alethia Williams, the group’s campaign manager. “That’s what our organization is about.”

Jump the Broom for Marriage takes its name from a traditional African-American wedding ritual that dates back to slavery, and its website defines the act as “the first civil right.” In the upcoming vote on the law, the black vote will make the difference, Williams said.

The group, which runs a call center out of Baltimore, has distributed more than 100,000 pieces of campaign literature, Williams said. The campaign is focusing on Prince George’s and Howard counties and Baltimore city, she said."

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