Statement by Third Way President Jon Cowan on Governor O’Malley Signing the Marriage Bill in Maryland
March 01, 2012
We congratulate Governor O’Malley on his courageous and unflagging leadership in shepherding through landmark marriage legislation in Maryland. As a champion of Third Way’s Commitment Campaign, the Governor has worked tirelessly to persuade Americans in the middle to support marriage for gay couples by talking about the issue in terms of commitment and by emphasizing that religious liberty will be completely protected. The addition of Maryland to the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa, Washington, New York, and DC demonstrates that allowing gay couples to make the promise of lifetime commitment that marriage entails is not a phenomenon of one region of the country but rather is an idea whose time has come across our nation.