Obama Speaks Out For Maryland Marriage Equality

During a campaign fundraiser in Baltimore yesterday, President Obama urged Maryland voters to support the state’s marriage equality law when it is challenged at the ballot in November:

OBAMA: We’re moving forward to a country where we treat everybody fairly and everybody equally, with dignity and respect. And here in Maryland, thanks to the leadership of committed citizens and Gov. O’Malley, you have a chance to reaffirm that principle in the voting booth in November. It’s the right thing to do.

This seems to be the first time this campaign cycle that Obama has personally spoken out for a state marriage equality fight, though his campaign did release statements opposing inequality amendments in Minnesota and North Carolina.