P.G. clergy make late push against Md. same-sex marriage bill
More than a dozen pastors from Prince George's County churches lobbied Maryland lawmakers to defeat same-sex marriage legislation, saying they were taking a stand on behalf of family, the Washington Post reports.
"We didn't come tonight against anybody. We came for the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman," the Rev. Joel Peebles, pastor of Jericho City of Praise in Landover, said Monday night in Annapolis, according to the Post.
Following the meetings, the preachers, along with Catholic and Jewish leaders, held a brief prayer vigil outside the State House, singing religious songs and asking for divine intervention in to help defeat the bill, the Post reported.
Friday, the House of Delegates' Judiciary Committee voted to approve the bill already passed by the Senate without any amendments, going before the full House this week. Gov. Martin O'Malley has pledged to sign the bill if it passes.
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