ANNAPOLIS (AP) —Opponents of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have delivered more than twice the number of signatures needed to put a referendum on the law on November’s ballot.
Activists say they submitted 113,000 signatures on petitions on Tuesday — double the 55,736 needed to put the issue on the ballot. The state has 20 days to verify signatures.
Opponents were required to submit 18,579 signatures by Thursday to petition a law to referendum and had until June 30 to submit the remainder.
Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, says the group spent $100,000 collecting signatures.