Poll: Should Maryland Legalize Same-Sex Marriage?

O’Malley introduced legislation Monday to make same sex marriage legal.

Gov. Martin O’Malley has introduced legislation this week that would make same-sex marriage legal in Maryland.

Same-sex marriage was debated in Annapolis last year, but it ended up stalling in the House of Delegates.

This year, O’Malley said “momentum is growing” for same-sex marriage in Maryland, which has endorsements this month that include labor organizations AFL-CIO and SEIU 1199.

Washington, D.C., as well as six other states, have laws allowing same sex marriage, according to the Baltimore Sun.

“Other states have found a way to do this.  We can find a way to do this too,” O’Malley said during a press conference Tuesday morning, which was posted on YouTube.

The Maryland Catholic Conference of Roman Catholics, as well as the Maryland Marriage Alliance, a group of churches and faith-based organizations, are among those who have mobilized to oppose the legislation.

The Maryland Marriage Alliance is sponsoring a rally in Annapolis at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 entitled “Rally for Marriage!” regarding the proposal. Marylanders for Marriage Equality, a group that supports same-sex marriage, is organizing phone banking sessions on the issue in the region.

Marylanders as a whole continue to be split on their feelings on same-sex marriage.

According to a poll published in January by Gonzales Research & Marketing, based in Arnold, 49 percent surveyed support a law allowing same-sex marriage, while 47 percent oppose it.

Weigh in below or in our Patch poll. Do you support same-sex marriage in Maryland?

withavengeance February 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Your point being, Bon-Bon? ROFL!
Bonnie Grady February 10, 2012 at 05:51 AM
That we all deserve equal rights. Now, that wasn't so hard, was it?
withavengeance February 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Smokers no longer have equal rights, even though it's perfectly legal to do so. Too hard for you, Bon-Bon?
Pamela Zappardino February 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Our constitution guarantees all citizens basic civil rights...it's that simple... pass marriage equality!
Judith M. Smith February 14, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Why in the world are we paying our BOC to go to Annapolis on a "mission" (couldn't help myself using that word...) to protest a legal issue that has nothing to do with the "mission" of being a Carroll County Commissioner....and to thing WE are paying for this illegal and costly over-reaching (to use one of the BOC's favorite phrases) involvements in an over-their-pay-grade endeavors....


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