Saturday, February 18, 2012

Maryland gay marriage

  • 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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  • 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 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.
  • The latest battleground for this alleged fight is Maryland, where legislators likewise dismiss the myth of "warring" gay and black communities, perpetuated by that discriminatory law.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • 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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  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - The gay marriage debate shifts on Friday to Maryland, where lawmakers will take up the issue in what promises to be a heated legislative session the day after a similar bill passed in New Jersey.
  • (South Bend Tribune)
  • Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley said he still needs the votes of a couple of lawmakers to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage. OMalley decided to sponsor the measure after it failed to garner enough support in the House of Delegates last year.
  • (NBC Washington)
  • Governor OMalley says he supports gay marriage for the benefit of children stand up and say it is an opinion based on rejection of Catholic teaching and Maryland jurisprudence.
  • (Baltimore Sun)

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