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Dear Maryland…THIS ROCKS!

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Wonderful news!

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!


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13 comments to “Dear Maryland…THIS ROCKS!”

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    Don't celebrate too quickly, Perez. The citizens of Maryland will vote it down in 2012. Maryland's got a huge black and Hispanic population, both of whom are against gay marriage. It was blacks and Hispanics who killed gay marriage in California.

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    YAY, Maryland we ROCK!!!!!

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    It still has to be pass the full House (which it probably will, but tiggerchick is right–Maryland is still a very conservative state). Further, you really shouldn't write about politics if you don't know what you're talking about…

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    harvards enslaved its own women; henceforth this law may gay men and women never have to utter the phrase "how long can this marriage last?" these are children born out of wedlock

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    It is not a done deal yet. It needs to go to the full house of delegates and if it passes there, the opponents have promised they will stonewall it and force a voter referendum. If that happens, it will need to wait till the 2012 elections and not become law until 2013–and that is provided that it passes the referendum.

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    uh perez, this isnt law yet..do you ever read the articles you post?

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    Re: Beffer0 – I don't know what Maryland you're referring to, but the Maryland I'm from is actually super liberal. Pretty much voted democratic in every election.

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    Re: tiggerchick5
    No Tigger it was WHITE people who voted prop 8 in CA. Wow, learn your math, if African-americans make up on 12% of the population of the WHOLE United States, unless it was a southern state like Georgia, there are not enough AAs in CA to possibly do that.

    BLAME WHO IS TRULY TO BLAME, there are more of you the us, don't put your bigot sh*t on us when it's YOUR neighbors who vote not to give LGBT full rights

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    I grew up in maryland, I just moved away 2 years ago and I can tell you that there are going to be alot of fights brewing over this. People down there have a hard time even accepting different race couples let alone same sex couples. I went to school with kids that were gay and they constantly got made fun of and the crap beat out of them

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    Re: G Is for GigglesRe: G Is for Giggles

    Actually, 70% of blacks are against same sex marriage. They turned out in such large numbers to vote for Obama, so it was a bittersweet election. As a general voting body, blacks are against gay marriage as it is not seen to them as a civil rights issue but a sin issue. Generally speaking, religion is very strong to the black community - and they follow the bible when it says that homosexuality is an abomination (incidentally, the same book in the bible also condones slavery - go figure).

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    If I might point something out….NOT ALL GAYS ARE IN FAVOR OF GAY MARRIAGE! Elton John is a big example. He's perfectly happy with his civil union with David Furnish.

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    Re: tiggerchick5
    That is such a racially charged and entirely false blanket statement.