Thursday, December 09, 2010

Maryland may be poised to approve same-sex marriage in 2011

John Wagner has a Metro story in the Washington Post Dec. 9, “With Democratic gains in state Senate, Maryland poised to approve same sex marriage”, link here. Maryland bucked the trend of the 2010 midterms and went "blue" (although it still has a law-and-order law enforcement culture, it seems, as with its recent aggression with traffic cameras).  

The story says that a majority of state senators favor same-sex marriage, which would poise Maryland to become the sixth state (besides the District of Columbia) to recognize it. Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. says he opposes gay marriage but would work to break any filibuster and allow a vote.

However if the legislature passes it, the measure could face a referendum in 2012. In Maryland, a slight plurality favors recognizing same-sex marriage.

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