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Indiana, Maryland + Rhode Island Lawmakers Are All Doing Marriage-y Things This Week, Didja Hear?

On Monday in Indiana, the House Judiciary Committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in a 8-4 vote. Yesterday in Maryland, the Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee — where most of the 11 members co-sponsored a bill legalizing same-sex marriage — hosted six hours of testimony from advocates and Bible-thumping opponents of the issue, which has a “good chance” of passing. In Rhode Island today, the House Judiciary Committee will hear a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. WHAT ABOUT THE ECONOMY! WHAT ABOUT SCHOOLS! WHAT ABOUT FENDING OFF ALIENS!

(Above: A report from Indiana. Below: A report from Maryland.)