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O'Malley joins Ravens linebacker at fundraiser

Monday - 10/8/2012, 9:44pm  ET

By BRIAN WITTE
Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (EYE-on-bah-day-joe) have teamed up at a fundraiser in support of same- sex marriage in Maryland.

The two gathered for a Monday Night Football watching party at Mother's Federal Hill Grille on Monday night on the same day opponents of same-sex marriage began airing television ads against the ballot question.

Ayanbadejo says he's speaking out to bring change in the name of equality. O'Malley, a Democrat, cheered the linebacker for courageously lending his support to the cause.

Maryland, Maine and Washington are deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legal in November. Minnesota is voting on a constitutional ban.


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