MD Gay Marriage Opponents Turn In Signatures To Trigger Statewide Vote

Opponents to a Maryland law that legalizes same-sex marriage announced Tuesday that they have turned in more than twice the number of signatures necessary to bring the measure to a statewide referendum in November.  

With 113,000 signatures, the coalition of religious leaders and social conservatives vastly exceeded the 56,000 signatures necessary to bring the law before Maryland voters.  Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed the measure into law in March, making Maryland the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage.