In a vote of 12-10, Maryland's House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the passage of the Senate Bill 116, that will sign into law legislation that would grant same-sex couples the right to legally marry, while also protecting the rights of religious institutions to handle the issue however they want!
Del. Kumar Barve, speaking on behalf of Equality Maryland, says:
"To me, this legislation is all about family, liberty and respect. I respect the civil liberties of same-sex couples who wish to solemnize their relations and families in the eyes of the law. I also respect the values of those in our society who are not comfortable with same-sex relationships. Surely there is enough space in America for all of us to build our lives and families as we choose and live next to each other."
Such true words! And exactly how it should be!
Congratulations for taking a stand, guys! Such a proud day for Maryland!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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