Celebrities are lending their voices to issues that Maryland voters will decide in November.
Marylanders for Marriage Equality sent out a fundraising solicitation Tuesday offering six winners a chance to hang out backstage with singer Melissa Ehteridge when she is in Bethesda on Nov. 2 for a concert at the Strathmore. Donations of at least $25 are requested for the contest. In the e-mail solicitation, Etheridge, who is gay, cites her friendship with Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery) and her spouse, Deborah, for getting involved with Question 6 on Maryland's ballot. "I'm helping Marylanders for Marriage Equality raise critical funds to win Question 6 because my friends Heather and Deborah Mizeur — and every (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) couple in the Free State — should be treated equally under the law," Etheridge says. Mizeur, who was active in the fight to pass a same-sex marriage bill this year, is considering running for governor in 2014. Andrew H. Walker/GETTY IMAGES Buy Photo