State Roundup, October 17, 2012

Gallaudet gay-marriage controversy heats up as employee hires attorney, seeks compensation for “tarnished reputation;” pastors discuss gay marriage on the Steiner show; Comptroller Franchot adds his name to list of Democratic opponents of redistricting map while new study finds four of Maryland’s new districts to be among least compact in nation; Michael Steele, Audrey Scott and Bowie mayor all come out for gambling expansion; attorney in pit bull suit seeks to add governor, attorney general as defendants; Red Maryland questions validity of “lifelong Republicans” in pro-Dream Act ads; probe into Del. Dwyer’s boat crash continues; and independent Rob Sobhani to be part of U.S. Senate candidates debate.