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Maryland Governor O'Malley Says House Still Short on Marriage Equality Votes: VIDEO


At a rally last night before an evening of lobbying lawmakers, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley told marriage equality supporters they still need a few votes in the House to pass the measure.

The AP reports:

Gov. Martin O’Malley, who spoke to the crowd of hundreds, said he still needs to collect the votes of “a couple” of lawmakers in order to move the bill through the House of Delegates.

“We need a couple more votes and people always make their decisions against deadlines,” O’Malley told reporters after the rally. “The bill has been heard in the House and is likely to move.”

The governor said he didn’t want to make any presumptions about when the bill could come before the full chamber, but said he expects it could move out of committee as early as this week.

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  1. I am still thrown aback by the unwilliness of the people to accept gay marriages. Gay people have the same nesting needs as others. We want to build families and support each other. I hope one day all people can live authentically and be accepted and not treated cruelly and have to get laws passed to have the same rights as others.

    Posted by: Professor Locs | Feb 14, 2012 11:54:21 AM

  2. I believe Maryland has the referendum nonsense available. so get ready to see a repeat of what happened in Maine. Such hateful, disgustingly bigoted bastards.

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Feb 14, 2012 1:55:55 PM

  3. My husband and I were there last night with 25 mostly straight people from our church. There was a HUGE crowd for the rally. We all met with the various legislators from our various districts. Sitting in their offices and telling them why this matters (face to face) was very empowering. I hope we swayed some hearts.

    Posted by: dctopman | Feb 14, 2012 4:45:27 PM

  4. Some people resist change against all facts and logic, giving in to irrational fear and the arguments of haters. But Maryland -- like several other states-- is moving in the right direction.

    Take heart -- reason, history and fundamental fairness are on our side.

    Posted by: wimsy | Feb 15, 2012 10:42:36 AM

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