Gay marriage opponents in Maryland have
promised to put a law that legalizes such marriages up for a vote if
it is approved by lawmakers.
“Every state that has ever voted on
the definition of marriage has voted in favor of defining marriage as
the union of a man and a woman,” Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for
Policy Studies at the Family Research Council (FRC), told
Washington-based 630 WMAL News.
bill has gained majority support in the Senate, and Governor
Martin O'Malley has promised to sign the bill into law, giving
backers reason to hope. But opponents could block the measure in the
Senate with a filibuster.
earlier testified against the measure at the Statehouse, told the
radio station that there are consequences to allowing gay and lesbian
couples to marry.
“We'll see schools being used as
places to indoctrinate children into affirming homosexual
relationships,” he said. “We see a slippery slope towards
efforts to redefine marriage to include polygamous relationships.”
group is also active in the campaign to ban gay marriage in
On MSNBC's Hardball last year,
Sprigg called for the re-criminalization of gay relationships. FRC
President Tony Perkins has since denied that his group sanctions the
criminalization of gay sex.