Maryland Committee Vote on Equality Marriage TODAY
February 17, 2011 by Adrian Matanza, Regional Field Director
Today, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings committee is set to begin voting on SB116, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. This would be the first vote on the bill and would set the stage for Maryland to become the next state to grant marriage to same-sex couples. I am at the Maryland statehouse in the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee room waiting for the vote. We are hopeful that the vote will pass easily out of the committee and onto the full Senate. So far, 7 of the 11 committee members have committed to voting for the bill.
In the full senate, 23 out of the necessary 24 senators have publicly stated that they support equality. Stay tuned for the final count from today's vote. The momentum for marriage equality in Maryland is on our side and we need your help to make sure it happens. Contact me at Adrian.Matanza@hrc.org to get involved.
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