Tag: same-sex marriage
In-state college tuition for children of illegal immigrants appears safely headed for passage on the November ballot, according to a new statewide poll. Opinion on the same-sex marriage question is closer yet trending toward approval, but expansion of gambling may have difficulty passing in a tight vote. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and President Obama also have comfortable leads among likely voters.Read More
Gay rights activists, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for two months of campaigning on the Maryland referendum to strike down same-sex marriage legislation that passed in March.
Hot off the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, volunteers will be staffing nightly phone banks, canvassing door-to-door and finding ways to make same-sex marriage a personal issue for voters.Read More
Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the signatures needed with a week left to go.Read More
Duane Keenan’s podcast from the final Senate debate on same-sex marriage includes Senate President Mike Miller’s remarks and some of the speech by openly gay Sen. Rich Madaleno.Read More
With a 7-4 vote, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Tuesday afternoon sent the bill allowing same-sex marriage to the full Senate, setting the stage for its full passage by the end of the week.Read More
Same-sex marriage passed the House of Delegates with a 72-67 vote Friday night, paving the way for a long battle to determine whether Maryland will be the nation’s eighth state allowing people of the same gender to wed.Read More
Opponents of same-sex marriage are circulating a video of Attorney General Doug Gansler addressing a Equality Maryland event five months ago, suggesting that it “reveals great reason for suspicion regarding the referendum process” likely to occur if the law passes.In the video, Gansler says that even if the same-sex marriage law is enacted, and then voters reject it, new judges appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley will ultimately rule Maryland’s one man-one woman marriage law unconstitutional.Read More
With a joint committee vote of 25-18, including a lone Republican supporter, a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Maryland was sent to the full House of Delegates to be voted on as soon as this week.Read More
Joel McCord of WYPR, Len Lazarick of MarylandReporter.com and Bryan Sears of Patch.com discuss the prospects for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s ambitious legislative program — same-sex marriage, gas tax, income tax, flush tax, Internet taxRead More
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.Read More
The Monday morning session with Gov. Martin O’Malley was billed as the “first tweetup by a Maryland governor,” focused on his legislative agenda. But what can you expect from a meeting where the Twitter work product from each person is 140 characters long?Read More
A new poll finds Marylanders closely divided on two hot issues that will likely appear on the November ballot – same-sex marriage and tuition breaks for illegal immigrants. Voters are nearly split down the middle, a new Gonzales poll found. Voter also rated Gov. O’Malley, Sen. Cardin and President Obama.Read More
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