Governor O'Malley, AG Gansler Testify in Favor of Marriage Equality Bill in Maryland: VIDEOS

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Attorney General Douglas Gansler both testified yesterday before Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of the marriage equality bill being considered there.

Watch their testimony, AFTER THE JUMP...

O'Malley was questioned about the religious protections in the bill and the right of people to object.

Said O'Malley: "This bill balances an individual’s civil marriage rights with the important protections of religious freedoms for all. And because it protects both of these inalienable rights, it is supported by a broad coalition of Marylanders, which includes clergy, community leaders, faith-based organizations, civil rights groups and those who hold the most important title of all in our democracy, and that title is citizen."

O'Malley spoke about the bill again in his State of the State address: "It is not right and it is not just that the children of gay couples should have lesser protections than the other children in our state."

Watch O'Malley and Gansler, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It looks like the democrats have some really good progressives who might be interested in the presidency after Obama's eight years: Gov Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Gov John Lynch of New Hampshire and Gov Andrew Cuomo of New York to name just a few.

    Posted by: Jack | Feb 1, 2012 8:50:10 PM


  2. O'Malley was vocally against marriage equality when he first ran for office. When he discovered its potential for political gain, he changed his tune. He doesn't give a crap about us, or about marriage equality, beyond where it will put him politically. While I appreciate what he is doing, it's only being done after careful consideration of the political fallout, and not out of some sense of doing what is right. Just know that if he shows up on a presidential ballot near you.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 2, 2012 5:53:12 AM


  3. He's my new political hottie!

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 2, 2012 10:06:55 AM


  4. Steve, if Martin O'Malley shows up on a presidential ballot he will probably be running against a republican trying to appeal to the right wing anti-gay zealots. You can be assured that he would get my vote.

    Posted by: jack | Feb 2, 2012 1:53:58 PM


  5. read genesis 2:7 THEN THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN FROM THE DUST OF THE GROUND AND BREATHED INTO HIM HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OR SPIRIT OF LIFE AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING.
    21-22 AND THE LORD GOD CAUSE A DEEP SLEEP TO FALL UPON ADAM AND WHILE HE SLEPT HE TOOK ONE OF HIS RIBS OR A PART OF HIS SIDE AND CLOSED UP THE PLACE WITH FLESH.
    AND THE RIB OR PART OF HIS SIDE WHICH THE LORD HAD TAKEN FROM THE MAN HE BUILT UP AND MADE INTO A WOMEN AND HE BROUGHT HER TO THE MAN.

    Posted by: mary stephens | Feb 2, 2012 6:18:52 PM


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