ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jim Brochin says he will vote in support of gay marriage following an “appalling” display by opponents of the issue.

Brochin, of Baltimore County, said he was shocked when opponents of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland called gays and lesbians “pedophiles.” The opponents also suggested gay marriage would open the door to marriage between humans and robotic “androids.”

Brochin brings to 21 the number of senators who have said they will support the bill. It needs 24 votes to pass.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. Donald says:

    stop with the BS about the same sex marriage, vote it down and get on with voting down the illegal imigrants in our state, lets get maarylanders to work not others from mexico

    1. hatingAZ says:

      Donald I left Maryland to come to Arizona I feel your pain. If you think Maryland is bad come out o AZ horrible. This place is the epitome of podunk. Brochin sounds like a scared uninformed closet case. Sign the bill and seek help for your apparent phobia.

  2. T says:

    Ha! You had Brochin then you blew it because of your spectacularly moronic “reasoning.”

    At the end of the day, marriage is a legal contract between two people. You don’t apply for a marriage license at a church, you apply at a courthouse. When you divorce, you don’t go see a priest, you see a lawyer, and you file in a court not a church. Further, atheists and non-Christians all over the world get married every day. It’s not an exclusive Christian rite. Get over it, and sign the bill.

  3. combscp says:

    Happy to read about this. The 6 senators who remain undecided are all Democrats, at this point only half of them need to vote in favor. I think it’s very possible, and with the kind of testimony we saw from a 14-year-old who defended her two mothers during a public hearing on Tuesday, I think it stands a very decent chance at passing.

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