Singer Melissa Etheridge has endorsed
gay marriage in Maryland.
Etheridge said everyone deserves to be
treated equally under the law in an email sent to supporters of
Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the group working to uphold a gay
marriage law approved by lawmakers.
“Two of my dearest friends are
Marylanders in a committed relationship without legal protection,”
Etheridge said. “They are not treated with the same basic equality
as their next door neighbors. You can help change that in November.”
The Baltimore Sun reported that
Etheridge was referring to Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur and
her partner Deborah. Mizieur was among the openly gay lawmakers to
call on colleagues to approve marriage equality.
Other celebrities rallying in support
of the measure include Adam Lambert, Mo'Nique,
John Waters, Susan Sarandon and Ed Norton.
Sarandon, John Waters, Ed Norton fundraise for Maryland gay
Etheridge is expected to tie in her
November 2 4th Street Feeling Tour
date in Bethesda with the campaign.
Lambert: Gay marriage is not a political or religious issue.)