Anti-gay marriage bill dies in Maryland

A bill that would prohibit recognizing same-sex marriages contracted in other states died yesterday.
Emmett Burns Jr., a Democrat Delegate and a Baptist minister, sponsored the out-of-state anti-gay marriage bill. (courtesy of Ontopmag.com)

A bill that would prohibit recognizing same-sex marriages contracted in other states died yesterday.

Maryland’s Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 against the out-of-state gay marriage ban.

The Judiciary Chairmen Joseph Vallario  said he was not surprised by the bill’s death. He said 12 of the committee members last year co-sponsored legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Despite the sponsorship of a majority of the 22-member committee, the bill proposing same-sex marriage never made it out of committee.

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