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Maryland House Panel to Vote Today on Marriage Equality Bill

Following lengthy debate late last week, Maryland's House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the marriage equality bill today.

Mdhouse The panel is set to vote Tuesday on the bill, House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario said. If the committee — where bill sponsors hold a one-seat majority — passes the measure, it could come up for a final vote in the House as early as Thursday, he said.

Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he would sign the bill if it reaches his desk. If approved, Maryland would become the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.

Supporters said Monday night that they were still working to secure the 71 votes needed for passage. 

Passage in the House is far from assured, as I reported over the weekend.

It is now more important than ever for Marylanders to call their lawmakers, urging them to vote yes on the marriage equality legislation now pending. Equality Maryland has information on how to do that HERE.

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  1. Very important, I'm nervous. My MD friends have called and hopefully are still calling. Hopefully the MD House does what they should do.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 1, 2011 11:12:14 AM

  2. I called and asked about the one co sponsor who changed his mind after voting 4 times in favor of it. They said he changed his mind after a trip to his barber shop ... sounds like some money changed hands to me..
    a politician never changes his vote unless money is involved

    Posted by: mark | Mar 1, 2011 12:13:15 PM

  3. I tried to e-mail this to some friends of mine from Maryland. I couldn't get the e-mail feature to work.

    Posted by: Andrew Black | Mar 1, 2011 2:24:43 PM

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