Gay marriage fundraiser in Chevy Chase

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - Equality Maryland is holding a fundraiser to help boost the group's bid to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Tickets to the event Wednesday evening in Chevy Chase are $50.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has announced he will be sponsoring legislation in next year's session to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, is scheduled to attend.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Comptroller Peter Franchot also are scheduled to attend, as well as Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

Equality Maryland says it will be celebrating the support from statewide officials with champagne and wedding cake.