Attorney General Gansler to run Pro Gay Rights as part of his Re election Campaign

Gansler vocal on gay marriage

Attorney general uses campaign trail to push cause

By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun

7:49 p.m. EDT, June 2, 2010

When he first ran for attorney general on the platform of environmental activism, Douglas F. Gansler said advisers warned him he’d be tagged as a “tree-hugging liberal.” As he seeks re-election this year, and with an eye on the 2014 governor’s race, Gansler has embraced another left-of-center cause that he predicts is headed toward mainstream acceptance: gay marriage.

Gansler, a Democrat who faces no opponent yet this fall, is transforming his campaign trail into a sort of rally for gay rights, jumping off from his controversial opinion, issued in February, that Maryland should recognize same-sex unions legally performed in other states.,0,688727.story


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