Maryland State Senator James Brochin found the testimony from anti-gay activists during yesterday’s hearing so “troubling” that he may now support legislation granting marriage equality after previously opposing it:
“The demonization of gay families really bothered me,” Brochin said. “Are these families going to continue to be treated by the law as second class citizens?”
I am guessing that it is no coincidence that the vehemently anti-gay activists at MassResistance have sent out an email bragging about the key role they played in prepping the anti-gay forces for this hearing:
MassResistance has continued its reach into other states where our help is needed.
Yesterday the Maryland State Senate held a public hearing on the explosive “gay marriage” bill SB116, which would force the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Maryland.
This hearing — and the Senate vote in general — was considered a key place to get the bill stopped before it goes to the gay-friendly House and to the Governor who has said he would sign it if it gets to him.
Last week MassResistance was contacted by activists from the statewide pro-family group ProtectMarriageMaryland. They wanted any help we could provide organizing for and dealing with this crucial hearing.
We went right to action:
- We provided them with our hard-hitting 4-page handout “What same-sex “marriage” has done to Massachusetts”. This pamphlet has been successfully used in by activists California, Florida, Iowa, Hawaii, Maine, and other states. We encouraged them to disseminate it as widely as possible, especially to legislators. It had an immediate effect. It was used as testimony by citizens testifying. At least one Senator on the panel used it in his questioning.
- On Friday MassResistance held a 1½ hour conference call with key activists from ProtectMarriageMaryland. We briefed them on the kind of tactics they could expect from the homosexual lobby, and strategies they could use to counter them.
- We contacted over 100 MassResistance activists who live in Maryland and encouraged them to testify at the hearing and work with ProtectMarriageMaryland.