The Maryland Marriage Alliance has garnered 113,000 citizen signatures to force the state's legislature to referendum the gay marriage issue. Derek McCoy, executive director of the alliance and Del. Emmet Burns react. (Courtesy: BaltimoreSun)
In this February photo, protesters outside of a Maryland courthouse oppose the signing of a law legalizing gay marriage.
(AURN) -- The Maryland Marriage Alliance, along with 113,000 of the states citizens served the state's legislature with a petition holding enough signatures to force the state to put the gay marriage issue on the November ballot. The state became the 8th state to legalize gay marriage in March, but according to a survey 37 percent of voters disagree with the law, and many of those surveyed are African-American.