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Maryland Not Down With Marriage, But Like Unions

Maryland’s split! A little more than half of Maryland-based Americans oppose same-sex marriage. More than half of the state’s residents, however, approve of the less sacred “civil union”.

51 percent said they oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, and 44 percent said they support changing the law to allow that.

But Marylanders are far more open to the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to form civil unions, giving them some of the same legal rights as married couples. Fifty-seven percent support civil unions; 39 percent oppose them.

Apparently the Free State residents can’t free their minds from traditional definitions.