Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Same-sex marriage is expected to appear on the November general election ballot.
Opponents of legalized same-sex marriage in Maryland, on Tuesday, turned in more than 112,000 signatures in an effort to get the issue on November's general election ballot. The number of signatures was about twice the number needed to send the law to referendum. State legislators passed a law in February to legalize same-sex marriage. Representatives of Perry Hall split along party lines, with Republicans voting against and Democrats voting in favor. The Maryland Catholic Conference and the Maryland Marriage Alliance joined forces to collect the signatures necessary to put the decision in the hands of Maryland voters. The Maryland Board of Elections has about three weeks to verify the signatures. But where do residents of Perry Hall …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
State senators voted to approve a same-sex marriage bill Thursday night.
State senators, in a 25-22 vote, approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland on Thursday night, Patch's Bryan P. Sears reported. Members of the House of Delegates approved an identical bill less than a week earlier. The bill awaits Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature and is expected to go into effect Jan 1, 2013. Perry Hall's delegation, which includes legislative districts 7 and 8, split along party lines during both votes. Check out our charts to see how your representatives voted. Maryland Senate Vote on Feb. 23 Name Party District Vote Kathy Klausmeier D 8 For J.B. Jennings R 7 Against Maryland House of Delegates Vote on Feb. 17 Name…
Follow along with Patch and other area reporters as the Maryland Senate takes up the bill.
A bill to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland is now being debated in the Maryland Senate. Follow along with Tweets from Patch's Bryan P. Sears other area reporters, and join in with your thoughts. Listen to live Senate proceedings on the General Assembly website.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Maryland House of Delegates voted to approve a same-sex marriage bill Friday night.
Maryland is one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. The House of Delegates passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act on Friday night, with 72 votes in favor of the bill and 67 votes opposing, Patch's Adam Bednar and Bryan Sears reported. The bill required a minimum of 71 votes to pass. Perry Hall's delegation, which includes legislative districts 7 and 8, split along party lines. Only Del. Eric Bromwell, the lone Democrat among the two districts, voted in favor of the bill. Check out our chart to see how your representative voted. Name Party District Vote Joseph Boteler R 8 Against Eric Bromwell D 8 For John Cluster R 8 Against Rick Impallaria R 7 Against Pat McDonough R 7 …