Same-sex marriage bill stalls in Maryland legislature
March 11th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
11 years ago

Same-sex marriage bill stalls in Maryland legislature

Washington (CNN) - The Maryland House of Delegates decided Friday not to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, a sign that the measure did not have majority support within the overwhelmingly Democratic legislative body.

After more than two hours of emotional debate, the House agreed to send the bill back to the Judiciary Committee, where it would receive a new round of hearings and be open to the amendment process, a move that could effectively end any prospect of passage this year. The Maryland General Assembly is set to adjourn on April 11.

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  1. Annie, Atlanta

    Aren't we all supposed to be equal? Then why is it that some of us are more equal than others? Just like the bank induced great recession. Those bankers got bailed out which may still be deemed as illegal behavior (I'm not holding my breath – they fund campaigns), and the rest of us get kicked to the curb.

    March 11, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |