A diverse group of Maryland religious leaders launched a
coalition Wednesday that organizers vowed would steadfastly resist the
legalization of same-sex marriage in the 2012 legislative session.
“We will not lie down in the face of renewed efforts to
redefine this institution,” said Derek McCoy, the leader of the new
Maryland Marriage Alliance, which held a pair of news conferences at
churches in Prince George’s County and Baltimore. “Marriage is defined
as between one man and one woman.”