Put it on your calendars now: if you voted yes on Question 6, thus helping Maryland be one of the first states to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, then you’re invited to Chris and Shawn Riley’s “big gay public Maryland wedding” the second weekend of April 2013. A week before the election, Chris Riley told the internet that if Question 6 passed, he would “invite ANYONE that votes YES to my wedding ceremony.” He’s making good on that promise — so we have a feeling it’ll be a pretty crazy party.
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Though we met in New Hampshire, ours is a Baltimore love story. We started dating up north, but it just so happened that he was moving back to his hometown Baltimore, while I, a recent and idealistic college grad, was heading to DC to try to make my mark in politics. We decided to keep things going. Two years and a lot of MARC trains later, I realized I wanted to give journalism – and Charm City – a try. I’ve spent the last four years falling more in love with this town – and my now-husband – than I ever thought possible.
As you’ve probably heard, Baltimore’s new archbishop, William Lori, sent a letter urging “Catholics and faithful citizens” to “show up on election day and do our part by voting against Question 6,” the bill that would establish marriage equality in Maryland. But some of Baltimore’s Catholic leaders are speaking their mind in quite a different way.
Add Brad Pitt’s name to the list of celebrities who support same-sex marriage in Maryland. The man whose face I see every time I enter a grocery store donated $25,000 to the cause. Not only does the money come at a welcome time for supporters of Question 6, but it’s like an endorsement from Tyler Durden, Benjamin Button, Achilles, and that vampire he played in that vampire movie all at once.
No it’s not a set-up for a joke — it’s more like a team we wouldn’t mind joining: last night, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined forces in support of marriage equality (and foosball) in a fundraiser at Federal Hill bar Mother’s last night.