Saturday, February 18, 2012

Maryland gay marriage

  • REUTERS - Republican Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill to make New Jersey the latest U.S.
  • (Reuters India)
  • Maryland lawmakers set a much-anticipated vote on Friday whether to legalize gay marriage, just a day after a similar measure on the contentious social issue passed in New Jersey.
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  • (New York Times)
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - Debate on contentious legislation to permit gay marriage in Maryland , initially scheduled to begin Thursday morning in the House of Delegates , has been delayed until a special late-afternoon session of the full House.
  • (Laredo Sun)
  • The fate of Maryland's same-sex marriage legislation hung in the balance Thursday after the Democratic-led House of Delegates delayed consideration of the bill amid speculation that supporters remain short of the votes to pass it.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Martin OMalleys bill to legalize same-sex marriage has thrust Marylands legislature onto the national stage. Should the General Assembly pass the bill, Maryland would likely become the eighth state to legalize gay marriages.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney is lending his considerable political weight to lobby in support of same sex marriage equality laws in Maryland today, reports the Baltimore Sun.
  • (Ology)
  • Maryland has a wide array of climates, due to local variances in elevation, proximity to water, and protection from colder weather due to downslope winds.
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  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman are among the high-profile figures lobbying Maryland lawmakers to vote in favor of marriage equality in the state. Mehlman called Republican Del.

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