MD Senate Delays Vote On Marriage-Equality Bill

The Maryland Senate was expected to vote on a marriage-equality bill today but has postponed deliberation until Thursday, allowing foes another day to muster support and tack on lethal amendments.

It’s annoying  but not tragic news: The Senate approved a similar bill last year and even opponents think this one will pass as well. “I don’t anticipate that a single vote will change,” Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., (D-Prince George’s County) tells The Washington Times. “We want to deal with it expeditiously so that we can move on with the rest of the business of the state.”

The bill already passed the House last week with a 72-67 vote and has the support of Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat. A vote in the Senate is expected by Friday.

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