Maryland Catholics confront their lawmakers on same-sex marriage

Parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel in Overlea and St. Ursula in Parkville meet with Maryland State Senator Katherine Klausmeier (left) during Lobby Night in Annapolis Feb. 21. (CR Staff/Owen Sweeney III)

From the Catholic Review in Baltimore:

Karen Wingard had never lobbied her lawmakers before, but hearing that Maryland was on the verge of legalizing same-sex marriage provoked her.

“It’s the reason I’m here today,” said Wingard, a parishioner of the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier in Hunt Valley who joined more than 500 Catholics from across the state at the 27th annual Lobby Night Feb. 21 in Annapolis.

“Marriage is so foundational to society,” said Wingard, speaking moments before visiting her lawmakers and asking them to vote against same-sex marriage. [source - please scroll down]