SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) - Maryland voters will get to decide the same sex marriage issue on ballot question six. With four weeks to go, new polling from the Washington Post shows Marylanders in favor of same sex marriage by a margin of 52 to 43.
The heaviest opposition remains in churches --- and among African Americans. But these do not represent a majority of religious leaders in the state, according to Maryland Marriage Alliance which is fighting question six.
The organization is supported by 1400 Maryalnd churches, according to Derek McCoy who leads the group.
Some congregations such as 1st Baptist of Glen Arden in Prince George's county have 15,000 members or more. Pastors have energized the oppositions at rallies like this one in Annapolis early this year.
One result -- despite an overall lead in the polls -- for gay marriage in Maryland -- African Americans remain opposed by an 11% margin.
The heaviest opposition remains among African Americans in Prince George's County.
See the above video for Scott Broom's report.