I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman coming together in Holy Matrimony as husband and wife. Both Ken and I believe it is absurd to engage in social experiments that attempt to "redefine" an institution that is one of the bedrocks of our society. We can find solutions to legal problems facing same sex couples without assaulting the institution of marriage.
A NEW WAY FORWARD: I am concerned that the 2012 law redefining marriage opens the flood gates to frivolous lawsuits against the state and against private businesses, and will guard against this happening. As your Governor, it is not my job to tell you who you can be with. But I will not allow taxpayer dollars to be used to promote a lifestyle that undermines the institution of marriage or the family.
Our beliefs and our commitment to the family and the values that made this country great earned us the endorsement of Protect Marriage Maryland.