Pro-LGBT Maryland State Senator Pledges To Stand By Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy In Congressional Bid

Maryland state senator and same-sex marriage advocate Robert Garagiola announced his campaign for the state’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday and refuted notions that his strong support for LGBT equality would drive away some voters. “I just look at it as a civil rights issue, and I’m not going to run from it,” Garagiola — who led last year’s legislative effort to bring marriage equality to Maryland — told the Washington Post.