Maryland House Approves Gay Marriage.

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    Feb 18, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-maryland-gay-marriage-20120217,0,4249469.story

    The Maryland House tonight narrowly approved of same-sex marriage legislation, sending it to the Senate, which is most likely to support it, and Governor O'Malley already promised to sign it.

    Unfortunately, here in Maryland, the people can sign a referendum to put to public vote. I'm hoping Marylanders won't try to block it.
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    Feb 18, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    A lot of people in this area thought it might not pass, so this is a big deal.
    And the governor will sign it into law -- the difference between having a Democrat vs. a Republican (see Gov. Christie's veto for bigotry.)
    What a stark contrast between the two parties. One supports equality for all Americans. The other does not.
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    Feb 18, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidAnd the governor will sign it into law -- the difference between having a Democrat vs. a Republican (see Gov. Christie's veto for bigotry.)
    What a stark contrast between the two parties. One supports equality for all Americans. The other does not.


    Not really. Career politicians do things out of expediency to get re-election funding from the folks who own them, and seldom out of some altruistic, humanitarian sense of social justice (though at times the two may conveniently intersect).

    I know a few Dems who are rabidly against marriage equality and who buy into NOM's line.
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    Fiyero27 saidhttp://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-maryland-gay-marriage-20120217,0,4249469.story

    The Maryland House tonight narrowly approved of same-sex marriage legislation, sending it to the Senate, which is most likely to support it, and Governor O'Malley already promised to sign it.

    Unfortunately, here in Maryland, the people can sign a referendum to put to public vote. I'm hoping Marylanders won't try to block it.


    Unfortunately a referendum was already promised to take place by some groups when the bill was brought up before.

    I'm just glad they reintroduced this bill. Last year it was dropped because they didn't have enough votes.
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    Feb 18, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said

    I know a few Dems who are rabidly against marriage equality and who buy into NOM's line.
    I know an overwhelming majority of repubs who buy into NOMs line..

    interesting huh? Now we definitely have a pattern eh?
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    AlphaTrigger said

    I know a few Dems who are rabidly against marriage equality and who buy into NOM's line.
    I know an overwhelming majority of repubs who buy into NOMs line..

    interesting huh? Now we definitely have a pattern eh?


    In Washington State, all but three House Democrats voted yes for the freedom to marry. All but two Republicans voted no. It's not difficult to figure out which party supports equality.
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    The people of Maryland will not block the gay marriage law if those narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs don't pressure them to insist on a public referendum. Otherwise this is great news from Maryland. Now it would be awesome if Pennsylvania would start the legislative process of approving marital equality. Oh well, someday.
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    It was vetoed.
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidIt was vetoed.



    Oh no, what?

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    Feb 18, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    KissTheSky saidAnd the governor will sign it into law -- the difference between having a Democrat vs. a Republican (see Gov. Christie's veto for bigotry.)
    What a stark contrast between the two parties. One supports equality for all Americans. The other does not.


    Not really. Career politicians do things out of expediency to get re-election funding from the folks who own them, and seldom out of some altruistic, humanitarian sense of social justice (though at times the two may conveniently intersect).

    I know a few Dems who are rabidly against marriage equality and who buy into NOM's line.


    And this is the true story.
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidIt was vetoed.



    Are you sure? I can't find anything about this being vetoed. The Maryland House approved it and it hasn't even gone to the Maryland Senate yet. It seems like it would have to take that step before it could be vetoed.
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidIt was vetoed.


    I think you may be confusing this vote with that in NJ.
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    Feb 18, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidIt was vetoed.
    That's New Jersey. Maryland won't pass the Bill to the Senate until next week, and our Governor already promised to sign it.

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    Feb 18, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    My mistake. I was thinking NJ and read MD. Sorry.
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    Feb 18, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    Can they now get gay health insurance too?

    Have a gay dog and drive a gay car?

    Will it be a gay wedding or just a wedding?

    Why can't I just have a wedding?

    Why does it have to be a bloody gay one?

    One may well be a proude Bona Fide Homosexual; but who needs a bloody gay wedding? But not sure a Mormon Temple has ever had one of them, or wants to start either; their right.

    Give us the all inclusive Civil Unions; if we can't just have marriage, and weddings, without them haveing to be promoted as something diffrent altogether.
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidCan they now get gay health insurance too?

    Have a gay dog and drive a gay car?

    Will it be a gay wedding or just a wedding?

    Why can't I just have a wedding?

    Why does it have to be a bloody gay one?

    One may well be a proude Bona Fide Homosexual; but who needs a bloody gay wedding? But not sure a Mormon Temple has ever had one of them, or wants to start either; their right.

    Give us the all inclusive Civil Unions; if we can't just have marriage, and weddings, without them haveing to be promoted as something diffrent altogether.


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    Feb 23, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    I thought I'd update this thread since the bill passed the State Senate.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/maryland-gay-marriage-bill_n_1297910.html
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    Feb 24, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    creature saidI thought I'd update this thread since the bill passed the State Senate.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/maryland-gay-marriage-bill_n_1297910.html
    AWESOME!
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Mass migration of Virginia gays and women to Maryland soon to follow....
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    When will this Ideology move west? I mean Iowa before Minnesota... come on!
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    no longer in MD...