Maryland’s Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without a Final Vote

After passing the Maryland Senate and the governor’s promise to sign the bill into law, the state’s gay marriage bill died Friday without getting a final vote in the House.

The House did not believe it had the 71 votes needed to pass the measure, and sent it back to committee without a final vote. They have vowed to bring the bill back for a vote next year.

A sad say for supporters of equality. Maryland residents remain second class citizens for at least another year.

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One thought on “Maryland’s Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without a Final Vote

  1. Very sad. 😦 I was really encouraged after seeing the bill clear so many hurdles, it’s tough to see it end like this. I’m optimistic that it will happen, but I was really thinking this would be the time. Just gotta keep their feet close to the fire!

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