Eight Maryland religious leaders make a pitch for same-sex marriage in a web video released today by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the latest in a series put out by the advocacy group.
Leaders include Rev. Stephen Anderson of the Pilgrim United Methodist Church in Silver Spring who says he wants his gay and lesbian neighbors to have "the same legal protections my wife and I have enjoyed for years." Also featured is Rev. David T. Gilmore, a Baptist minister, who says: “I have not always walked this walk or been a part of this struggle.”
The video is part of an increased push by advocates to show that some members of the clergy approve of legalizing gay marriages. Yesterday the group put out a supportive video from Rev. Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host who also invited Gov. Martin O'Malley to talk about the bill on his show.