A-list celebrities to raise money for Md same-sex marriage law

Sarah Jessica Parker


Susan Sarandon

and former first daughter

Barbara Bush

are among an extremely long list of celebrities set to appear at a fundraiser for Maryland's same-sex marriage law.

Tickets start at $250 for the event, which will be atop the


New York City

in mid-September.

The Free State is one of four where same-sex marriage is on the ballot this year. No state has ever upheld gay nuptials at the ballot box, but polling funded by a gay rights group shows Marylanders are open to the idea.

The state will have an unusually crowded ballot this year -- same-sex marriage is one of four controversial laws that voters will decide in November. Others include expanding gambling, allowing some illegal immigrants to have in-state tuition and the congressional map.


Martin O'Malley

, a Democrat with his eyes on the White House in 2016 will appear. He's focusing his energy on same-sex marriage and the in-state tuition questions. (He's said he's "so sick" of the gambling issue.)


The invite also includes

Edward Norton


Julianne Moore


John Waters

, Josh Charles, Russell Simmons. Plus, fashion designer

Thom Browne

, Bravo exec Andy Cohen,


Tavern founder Tom Colicchio,