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In Maryland, House Passes Gay Marriage Bill

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The bill, known as the Civil Marriage Protection Act, squeaked by in a 72-to-67 vote, drawing loud applause and cheers from proponents in the House. A similar bill failed in the chamber last year.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 2:04 pm
good for Maryland

Kit B (276)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 2:05 pm

Annapolis, Maryland - The Maryland House narrowly passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday, delivering a major victory to Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, who had proposed it. But its implementation remained uncertain as its opponents promised to take it to voters in November.

The bill, known as the Civil Marriage Protection Act, squeaked by in a 72-to-67 vote, drawing loud applause and cheers from proponents in the House. A similar bill failed in the chamber last year.

The measure still faces a vote in the Senate, where it is expected to pass, before Mr. O’Malley can sign it into law. But opponents have pledged to put in on the ballot for a vote on Nov. 6, a prospect that the bill’s supporters acknowledge is practically a foregone conclusion.

by: Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times News Service | Report | Truthout

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Emma Blydenburgh (0)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 2:45 pm
How delightful!

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 12:07 am
Great news

Patricia Cannell (825)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 7:53 am
Glad to hear some good news! Noted.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:24 pm
Good for Maryland & I hope it's passed in their Senate & the Gov. doesn't veto it!:)

Esther Z (94)
Monday February 20, 2012, 8:02 pm
Noted. Repealing a law by referendum, especially a law that protects a person's civil rights is just plain wrong and should be considered unconstitutional!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 9:43 pm
None of our business seems to be taking up most of our business.

Mari 's (1356)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:29 am
This is great news!!! :)

. (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:05 am
Noted, thanks.

Patricia Ces (8)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 7:26 am
Well done Maryland!!!!

Sam S. (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 11:12 am
Same sex marriage should be legal everywhere, the constitution says "separation of church and state" and all arguments against it being legal are based in religion. Due to that claim of separating church and state any argument similar to "God....etc" or "the bible says....." should simply be ignored, they have no place in the legal system. Personally I am fine with allowing any single church who holds beliefs against gay marriage to not allow or recognize gay marriages in their own church, freedom of religion is another of our ideals and so they are free to do that. But legal marriage is different, it gives a couple legal rights that are otherwise denied and that is hurting them.

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:53 pm

Kathy Javens (104)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 2:45 pm
Noted. This is great news. Thank you for sharing this, Kit.

Ellen Emerson (14)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:06 pm
Good for MD! Hope it passes. The picture at the top has me ROFL!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:08 pm
Go Maryland!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:29 pm
Good news!

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 2:39 pm
About time - Maryland has many backwards laws -

Quanta Kiran (67)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 2:07 am

Carmen S (611)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 8:40 am
good news for Maryland, thanks Kit
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