Podcast: Emotional hearing on same-sex marriage

Supporters of traditional marriage pray outside the Senate Judicial Proceedings hearing room.

Supporters of traditional marriage pray outside the Senate Judicial Proceedings hearing room.

Advocates for changing the definition of marriage, and those in favor of keeping the traditional one man-one woman definition, took turns testifying before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday.

Religious leaders, family members, and children testified on both sides of the issue. Among those testifying in this podcast are Gov. Martin O’Malley. Some unexpected testimony came from a homosexual man, Doug Mainwaring, who is against changing the definition of marriage.

About The Author

Len Lazarick

len@marylandreporter.com

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

1 Comment

  1. Bill Bissenas

    Bottom line: gay couples can gain the same legal rights without infringing on the traditional definition of marriage. This is the achilles heal of the proponents of same sex marriage. It’s never been about gay rights, it’s all about forcing acceptance by changing the definition of marriage.

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