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(Baltimore, MD) — A group trying to put Maryland’s new same-sex marriage law up for a voter referendum in November says it has more than double the number of signatures needed to achieve its goal. The Maryland Marriage Alliance announced this afternoon that it has submitted some 113-thousand petition signatures, far exceeding the minimum number required of just under 56-thousand. At a news conference, the Reverend Derek McCoy, the Alliance’s executive director, said that the effort was, quote, “absolutely exhilarating” and that “Marylanders have a right to vote on this issue.” State officials have 20 days to verify the signatures.
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