ANNAPOLIS – Del. Bob Costa, a Republican from Deale (Anne Arundel County), today announced he is supporting Governor O’Malley’s civil marriage bill. A statement by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition leading the effort to help pass the civil marriage bill, is below.
“Del. Costa understands civil marriage equality is a bipartisan issue – it impacts all Maryland families and all of his constituents. Bravo to Del. Costa, who joins Republican Senator Allan Kittleman in doing the right thing for all families in the state. Momentum for the Governor’s bill, which protects religious liberty, is building – and quickly.”
Marylanders for Marriage Equality is the coalition—including SEIU 1199, Equality Maryland, Progressive Maryland, Human Rights Campaign, ACLU of Maryland, and others-- working to bring civil marriage equality to Maryland.