A Maryland ballot initiative to legalize same-sex marriage has lost steam, WORLD Magazine reports. For most of the campaign cycle, the initiative looked like it would pass, but in the past week the tide has turned and supporters of traditional marriage now lead by a point. TV ads from the Maryland Marriage Alliance have apparently made a difference in the state, and there has also been a reaction to the suspension of Gallaudet University official Dr. Angela McCaskill over her support of traditional marriage. According to Bishop Harry Jackson, "A lot of people, including the African-American community, are saying, 'Wait a minute, [the same-sex marriage law] is going to have a lot of unintended consequences. The moral issues, and the backlash, and the persecution [of McCaskill] all make folks more engaged."