A host of Bethesda politicians, including State Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-Dist. 18), the first openly gay Maryland state senator, are hosting a fundraiser on Sunday to raise money for Marylanders For Marriage Equality.
The group is campaigning for Question 6 on November’s ballot, a referendum which would allow same-sex couples in Maryland to marry.
The event, at The Oakville Grille (10257 Old Georgetown Rd.), will include Attorney General Doug Gansler (D), State Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Dist. 16), Delegate Bill Frick (D-Dist. 16), Delegate Ariana Kelly (D-Dist. 16), Delegate Susan Lee (D-Dist. 16), Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Dist. 18), Delegate Al Carr (D-Dist. 18) and Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-Dist. 18).
Guests are being asked for donations of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.
A poll last week showed 49 percent of voters were for same-sex marriage, while 39 percent were opposed.
The referendum is one of three major ballot questions. Statewide, voters will also decide on the Maryland DREAM Act and a measure to expand gambling by allowing a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince George’s County and live table games in the state’s existing casinos.