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Scare tactics from Question 6 opponents
Baltimore Sun • Oct 18, 2012
What all three cases, and that of Ms. McCaskill, have in common is that they have nothing to do with the question of whether Maryland voters approve marriage equality. When Mr. Cathy's views were publicized, some people saw them as a reason to patronize his restaurants, some saw them as cause to boycott, and some didn't care. The reaction did not depend on whether the restaurants in question were in states that allow gay marriage. The truth about Mr. Goddard's firing is still in dispute, but whatever the case, it is governed by the laws of another nation. And the O'Reillys faced a lawsuit not because Vermont recognizes gay marriage but because it has an anti-discrimination law. Maryland has one, too, and has since 2001. It will remain in place whether Question 6 passes or not.
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