Same Sex Marriage Legislation

Same Sex Legislation

The latest on what’s happening with the Same Sex Marriage Legislation

This bill was passed by a combined Committee (Judiciary and Health & Government Operations) hearing on Tuesday.  These two Committees were combined, which I am opposed, in an effort to avoid the possibility of the bill going to a referendum.  This bill will now move to the House Floor for testimony and to be voted on later this week.

Because this legislation could affect so many, if passed, it should be decided by the people and go to a referendum and not be decided by the politicians. 

I remain for traditional marriage and continue to believe it should be between one man and one woman. 

Delegate Glen Glass

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Deeg February 18, 2012 at 04:54 AM
This is the civil rights issue of our generation (the baby boomers). Years from now, our grandchildren will be appalled that this was even an issue, the same as women voting and segregation was to our parents and grandparents. "The times they are a changin" applies to issues of all generations. It's called progress. I am more than happy to be a part of a change that gives equal rights to all citizens.
franking February 18, 2012 at 05:29 AM
The boomers have done enough damage. The least greatest generation. Unfortunately much of gen x may be too wounded from being raised by selfish boomers to put humpty dumpty back together again.
Peter Nincompoop February 22, 2012 at 04:00 AM
marriage is about love and the desire to share ones life with another, under your definition if a man and woman want to get married but do not want to have children or are not able to have children than they should not be allowed to marry.
Peter Nincompoop February 22, 2012 at 04:00 AM
correction governments began regulating marriages to keep black men from marrying white women
Peter Nincompoop February 22, 2012 at 04:05 AM
The reason governments began issuing marriage licenses was to prevent blacks from marrying whites, and laws that prevent same sex couples from marrying does the same thing, discriminates against people and regulates homosexuals to a lesser status. I do not understand why in the 21st century we continue to allow bigots to influence laws that discriminate against anyone. Not to mention that the state or federal government has no constitutional authority to restrict who can get married. If the state is going to regulate marriage than it needs to allow all citizens the same opportunity regardless of sexual orientation, religion, race economic status or for any reason. Defending marriage is a moot point in a country with a divorce rate over 50%, and I challenge anyone to come with a logical reason that same sex couples should not be allowed to marry, and because "the bible says so" is not a valid reason because no where in the bible does it state that and in this country there is a separation of church and state. If a religious organization does not want to permit same sex marriages than that is their right, however the state of Maryland nor the federal government does not have this right.


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