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Maryland’s exposure to marriage breeds support

Timothy Kincaid

May 11th, 2010

Maryland same-sex couples have been able to marry in neighboring District of Columbia for the past two months and have their marriages recognized by their home state. And this change has resulted in much local media and discussion.

A new Washington Post poll suggests that exposure to same-sex marriages has increased familiarity and abated the fears that Maryland residents may have had.

A clear majority of people responding to the poll — 55 percent — also say that if gays get married in another state, those unions should be considered legal in Maryland; 38 percent say the state should not recognize them. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) in February told state agencies to begin granting married same-sex couples from elsewhere the same rights as Maryland’s heterosexual couples.

The poll, conducted May 3-6, finds that 46 percent overall favor legal same-sex marriage, 44 percent oppose it, and 10 percent have no opinion. Among registered voters, 48 percent are in favor and 43 percent are opposed.



May 11th, 2010 | LINK

I met the Maryland Exposer once – I pressed charges ;)

Joe in California
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

Obama needs to change DMA (Defense of Marriage Act) Everyone deserves equal rights and responsibilities on the Federal level, let alone the state level.

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