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Marriage passes Maryland judiciary

Timothy Kincaid

March 4th, 2011

By a vote of 12 to 10, the House Judiciary has supported the marriage equality bill. So it looks like the three or so Representatives who did acrobatics in the political circus this week finally did vote in favor.

Now on to the full House of Representatives. Why am I fearing even more theatrics?

UPDATE: Alston voted “no” but Vallario, who was not a co-sponsor, voted in favor. Someone send him roses.

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Lindoro Almaviva
March 4th, 2011 | LINK

What we can expect is the people who did the acrobatics is to vote NO. And then hopefully hell will break loose.

Matt
March 4th, 2011 | LINK

The vote was 12-10, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Timothy Kincaid
March 4th, 2011 | LINK

Thanks, Matt, corrected.

I was going by a tweet from someone in the courtroom. It was a bit premature.

customartist
March 5th, 2011 | LINK

If Arora thinks he will be able to Sponsor and Vote to send legislation to the floor, but Then Vote AGAINST it’s final passage, all without the wrath of the Gay community, then he deserves what he will get.

Definition Arora:

“One who accepts campaign money based upon a specific political stance, which he then abandons by stabbing his constituents in the back. An utter liar.”

customartist
March 5th, 2011 | LINK

Del. Tiffany Alston will be remembered at election time for her failure to support Marriage Equality.

Let her know:

tiffany.alston@house.state.md.us

Regan DuCasse
March 5th, 2011 | LINK

People this gutless shouldn’t be in politics.
There are the kinds of people who want public office to gain certain power and political access, but continuing to use the vulnerability of gay people to do it, is exceptionally EVIL.

I remember a quote from “To Kill A Mockingbird” where Jem was told by Atticus that to cheat colored people was so much worse than doing so to a white person.
The reason why is the suspect minority status that maintains a citizen under the perpetual control of a majority that EXPECTS to always (and cruelly) control that minority.
And because gay people aren’t on the same social level of acceptance, but are on the same level of responsibility, this cheats gay people out of full participation in what is THEIR lives, and no one else’s.

I highly recommend seeing “Thurgood” an HBO film of the one man stage play starring Lawrence Fishburn. It will be SO inspiring as to what the law means and is supposed to do.
And from the autobiographical exposition of Thurgood Marshall himself.

Yes, this country has a very public and well known creed, and it MUST live up to it. NO exceptions.
This country’s laws can’t be as gutless as the people who choose to run it’s government.

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