A local ABC News affiliate covers the public launch of the Maryland Marriage Alliance:
Religious leaders of many different faiths are uniting to try and defeat a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.
It is sure to be one of the most hotly-debated issues in the 2012 legislative session, which opens in less than six weeks.
A group calling itself the Maryland Marriage Alliance held two news conferences on Wednesday, the first in Prince Georges County, the second, at the First Apostolic Faith Church in East Baltimore.
“God created marriage as a union of one man and one woman, and surely as he created the very universe in which we live,” said Minister Daryl Brace of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Same-sex marriage was narrowly defeated during the 2011 legislative session.
The clergy members say the goal of defeating it again is the one thing that brings them all together. “Marriage touches every aspect of our faith. And every aspect of our society in a way that transcends all other issues,” said Pastor Bob Borger of the Annapolis Evangelical Presbyterian Church.