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Adam Lambert plays D.C. in support of same-sex marriage

(Courtesy of Adam Lambert)

Tim Bracken, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – “American Idol” rocker Adam Lambert is throwing his star power behind same-sex marriage. He is headlining a D.C. fundraiser next week in support of Marylanders for Marriage Equality.

The organization is campaigning to uphold the state’s same-sex marriage law, which is up for a referendum vote on Nov. 6.

“I’m honored to appear at this event to help do whatever I can to bring notice to a cause that is close to my heart,” Lambert said in a statement.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has been a prominent supporter of same-sex marriage, made a special request for the event to be held at the 9:30 Club.

“Although we historically don’t get involved in political causes, on this issue I cannot stand by,” said Seth Hurwitz, co-owner of the 9:30 Club. “People’s personal opinions should not affect fairness and equality for all.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 through Ticketfly.com or at the 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion box offices.

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