State Roundup, October 15, 2012

Men and women who are for and against same-sex marriage are profiled in a number of newspapers as reporters explore their way of thinking and the wider issues; NYC Mayor Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland gay marriage effort; major gay marriage foe says his campaign has yet to start; state offers little help to problem gamblers; Wayne Curry joins the fight for gambling in Prince George’s; debate over pit bull legislation to be revived next week; campaign appearances by U.S. Rep. Bartlett are few; Santa Claus will be on the presidential ballot; and with new charter government in Cecil County, two women vie for top slot.