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Maryland Senate postpones vote on same-sex marriage

Marriage equality

By Adam Bink

Reports The Washington Post:

The Maryland Senate has postponed debate on same-sex marriage legislation until Thursday at the request of bill opponents.

After some initial discussion of the bill Wednesday morning, Senate Minority Whip Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) requested that the bill be “laid over” to give his side more time to draft amendments and study changes made to the legislation last week in the House of Delegates.

The request was granted by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert), though he noted that he does not think the eventual vote on the bill, which legalizes gay nuptials, will be any different than last year, when the chamber passed similar legislation.

“I don’t anticipate a single vote has changed,” Miller said.

However, as Jacob reported last night, the Senate President still expects a vote by the end of the week. The Maryland House of Delegates passed the bill last week.

1 Comment

  • 1. Bruce  |  February 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Dissembling and delays. That's ALL the Republican party has to offer any more. How much longer are conservatives going to allow the "Party of No" to represent themselves and their families? SURELY they are capable of forming a party that does NOT base its entire raison d'etre on hatred and bigotry against those who do not share their specific religious ethic. It's embarrassing…

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