ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland gay marriage advocates are circulating a graphic via social media that they say exposes their opponents’ strategies to overturn marriage laws.
The graphic released Thursday afternoon responds to news that a Maine court released confidential memos of the National Organization Marriage. The memos outlined strategy to split the Democratic Party base by pitting blacks and Hispanics against gay-rights groups.
Released by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, a coalition of groups supporting same-sex marriage, the ad suggests NOM’s strategy is to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks” while supporters of Maryland’s month-old gay marriage law want to “showcase love, commitment and strong families.”
Opponents of the measure are expected collect the nearly 56,000 signatures needed to bring the law to referendum on the November ballot. Currently, gay couples won’t be able to marry in Maryland until 2013.
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