Monday, July 4, 2011

Maryland and the same-sex marriage debate

Now that New York has shown its support for same-sex marriage, many are questioning which state(s) will take up the issue next. So far, Maine, North Carolina, Maryland, and a handful of other states have been suggested as the next places to watch.

This weekend, The Baltimore Sun outlined their view on what it will take to pass a same-sex marriage bill in Maryland. Three ingredients for success: (1) leadership on the issue by Governor O'Malley, (2) the involvement of state Republicans, and (3) inclusion of strong language allowing exemptions for objecting religious organizations.

Is this enough? What will it take for Maryland to pass same-sex marriage legislation during the next session of the state legislature?

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