Maryland Loves Gay Unions

Maryland lawmakers are set to debate gay marriage this season. In an effort to measure their citizens’ stance, the Baltimore Sun recently polled readers to see where they stand on the controversial issue – and with promising results:

As the General Assembly gears up for a debate on the rights of gay couples, a solid majority of Maryland voters supports some form of legalized same-sex unions, according to a recent Sun poll.

Nineteen percent of likely voters said they support gay marriage, and 39 percent said they back civil unions, meaning that nearly three out of five believe the state should formally recognize same-sex relationships.

Thirty-one percent of those polled said they disagree with granting either form of same-sex unions, but only half of those opponents said a constitutional amendment is needed to ban them.

That’s a step in the right direction….