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February 17, 2011

Senate panel supports same-sex marriage

The Senate Judiciary committee just voted in favor of the same-sex marriage bill by a 7 to 4 margin. The legislation will next move to the Senate, which is expected to take up the bill next week.

One substantive amendment was adopted: A measure to add more protections to religious groups that would not want anything to do with same-sex wedding ceremonies or celebrations. The amendment was supported by the Maryland Catholic Conference, which still opposes the underlying bill.
Posted by Annie Linskey at 5:47 PM | | Comments (2)


Good news ... now, on to the full Senate!

Meanwhile, Maryland Catholic Conference, I 'd suggest you go out and buy a calendar. It's the 21st century, so it's time you moved out of the Middle Ages and recognized the equality of all peoples, including gays and, gosh, even women!

Should we recognize the equality of polyamorous people, too?

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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