MD Election: Two Ballot Campaigns Join Forces

Aug 28, 2012

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Supporters of same-sex marriage are teaming up with backers of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in hopes of building more support for two ballot questions in Maryland in November.

Equality Maryland, the state's gay and lesbian civil rights group, and CASA de Maryland, the state's largest Latino and immigrant rights organization, held a news conference in Hyattsville on Tuesday to announce the partnership.

Voters will be deciding whether to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland. They will also decide whether illegal immigrants who have attended a Maryland high school and whose parents have paid state income taxes will be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

Opponents of the two measures gathered enough signatures to put them on the ballot.