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Who’s This Maryland Democrat Trying to Ban Gay Marriages From Other States?

He’s Baltimore’s Emmett Burns, and with HB 90 he wants to make sure Maryland will never recognize a gay marriage from another jurisdiction. Like that evil Washington D.C.! The state’s attorney general, Douglas Gansler, will soon release the state’s official legal opinion on whether Maryland is required to recognize such unions, and Burns’ timing is no coincidence. But watch as he makes a gay joke in defending his bill: “The issue is knocking on our doors. People will be flying over here, wanting to force us to accept their marriage licenses. Our back door is open, and it needs to be closed.” J’dore! [Baltimore Sun]