Let Justice Roll Down Like Water, Righteousness Like an Ever-Flowing Stream
We are Maryland clergy and religious leaders of many faiths, traditions, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We represent religious institutions, organizations, and movements throughout the state. We come from different political parties and philosophies but lift our voices in unity to speak a faithful word for justice and equality for all families.
We declare that our faith calls us to affirm marriage equality for loving same-sex couples.
Our religious traditions and scriptures teach us that wherever love is present, God is also present. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is our human capacity to love one another. The ability of two people to enter into relationships and form families of love and care is one expression of this gift. It is holy and good. We therefore affirm that all Maryland families are worthy of fair treatment and deserve equal legal recognition.
We recognize that there are principled differences on this issue within the religious community. We affirm that the state should not require any religious group to officiate at, or bless, same-sex marriages. However, the state also should not favor the convictions of one religious group over another by denying individuals a fundamental right to legally marry whom they love. We expect and trust the legislation in Maryland will protect religious freedom and provide full protection for religious institutions to maintain their beliefs and traditions.
God is love and love is for everyone. Now is the time for Maryland to stand on the side of love and compassion to affirm equality for all LGBT families.
Join local and national Equality Maryland supporters and staff for a welcoming week long family friendly cruise vacation. Set sail for 7 nights of relaxation -- or choose to partake in the constant Caribbean style party -- while making new friends surrounded by all you can eat buffets and events. Special events and surprises are in store for all Equality Cruise passengers.
Your cruise vacation begins at the Port of Baltimore, where you will board your resort-at-sea, the Carnival Pride. The Pride boasts a full casino, Broadway style theatre, resort style pools, an adults only pool, numerous bars and lounges, a 72-foot water slide, a spa and fitness center, youth designated areas and activities, and much, much more. Your vacation starts with two days at sea before making stops in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida and Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas ending with you soaking up the sun on your last day at sea before returning to Baltimore.
Prices start at $537 per person (based on double occupancy), and a $50 refundable deposit is required to hold you space on the trip by July 3rd.
We look forward to having you with us on our Equality Cruise. Feel free to invite your family and friends, and contact us for more information; including if you would like information on sailing with children or with more than two people in your room.
If you’d prefer to call, I can be reached at 410-685-6567. To be included in Equality Maryland events, and to receive your sweet surprises, you must book through us.
Join the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality for a rally at Lawyer's Mall and lobby visits to your elected officials