Friday, August 24, 2012

Jason Mraz Endorses Maryland Marriage Equality at HoCo's Merriweather Pavilion // Grammy Winner Urges Vote FOR 6

UPDATE: Matt Johnson, our source for the Jason Mraz story below provides further details on the "Vote for 6" endorsement: 
MATT JOHNSON: I was at the Jason Mraz concert this evening at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia. After Jason finished his set, he left the stage, then as expected, returned for an encore. He started by telling about his manager (I think it was his manager, anyway), a guy named Jerry, who supported him and believed in him even when he [Jason] didn't believe in himself.

Then Jason said that Jerry was gay, and that if they lived in Maryland, they'd be voting YES on SIX. For which he received applause from the crowd.

It was a very uplifting experience. I'm not even a huge Mraz fan. I just went with my boyfriend, who is. I'm glad that people like Mraz are paying attention to Maryland's fight for equality and encouraging Marylanders to support YES on SIX.

A Maryland Juice reader and Assistant Editor of the Greater Greater Washington blog has tweeted us live from a concert at Howard County's Merriweather Post Pavilion to inform us that Jason Mraz has endorsed marriage equality in the Free State:

Jason Mraz is a two-time Grammy Award-winning artist, and his endorsement of Maryland marriage equality puts him in league with a long line of celebrities and artists who are coming out to support a vote FOR question 6 on this November's Presidential Election ballot.

You might recognize Mraz's now familiar hits "I'm Yours" and "Lucky," but if you don't know his music, check out the music videos below:

Merriweather is one of Maryland Juice's favorite local music venues, as it has for years played host to some of the nation's best and most exciting musical acts. Thousands came out to see Jason Mraz, and we appreciate his endorsement! See a crowd photo below from the mustachioed Twitter user @mindfulness108:

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