Dan T. Cathy

Scare tactics from Question 6 opponents

Scare tactics from Question 6 opponents

That didn't take long.

Within hours of a news conference held by Angela McCaskill, who was suspended with pay from her job as head of diversity at Gallaudet University after the school learned that she had signed the petition to put Maryland's marriage equality act on the ballot, she was featured in a new ad by the Maryland Marriage Alliance that claims Maryland's Question 6 threatens the liberty and livelihood of anyone who objects to gay marriage.

A few key points to consider in the case of Ms. McCaskill: Her actual views on gay marriage are unknown. She said she signed the petition because she believed the matter should be voted on, but she has not said how she will vote in...