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.
Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie, has promised to sign their civil union bill into law on Wednesday.
The ceremony will begin at 2pm and will be streamed live here.
It’s not full marriage equality, it’s more of a second class marriage…but it is a step in the right direction.
I know this is well overdue, but I have been busy with life and all of the responsibilities that come along with trying to get an education (and hopefully a job). I apologize for disappearing and failing to keep you up to speed on the issues.
That being said, I have decided to make time to keep up with this blog (I promise I’ll do my best) because this is a critical time in our country’s history and a critical time for gay rights. Today’s election decides the fate of our country for the next couple of years, so I hope you got out to vote today. Our country depends on us.
In case you missed it, a lot has been going on from Prop 8 to DADT and ENDA. I will try to recap some of what has happened as time goes on just in case you haven’t been keeping up.
I look forward to blogging and discussing issues with all of you in the future, and I hope you are excited because SECOND CLASS CITIZENS is back and we aren’t taking no for an answer anymore! (You hear that Mr. Obama?)
A Concerned Citizen
Maine rejected marriage equality today by voting yes on #1.
If only they knew how it feels…
Maybe things would be different…
If only they knew they made me cry…
I’m sorry, I just don’t have it in me to write much more…I really had hoped I wouldn’t end the night teary-eyed and feeling like I was second class.
Looking on the brighter side, Washington approved Ref#71, so we have everything but the title in Washington state.