House Panel Vote On Gay Marriage Unlikely Thursday

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chairman of Maryland’s House Judiciary Committee says he will likely delay voting again on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

Delegate Joseph Vallario, D-Prince George’s, said Thursday that his committee has a lengthy list of bills to hear and is not likely to have time for a vote on the high-profile bill.

Efforts to extend full marriage rights to same-sex couples stalled in the House this week after speeding through the Senate.

House leaders have had trouble finding support on the committee for the bill and have spent the last two days lobbying members.

Delegate Jill Carter, D-Baltimore, and Delegate Tiffany Alston, D-Prince George’s, skipped a Tuesday morning vote in protest, but said Wednesday they were ready to vote.

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

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  1. Taylor says:

    So looks like the powers to be, don;t do nothings in Annapolis are dogging it and trying to ignore it until the time comes for them to close up shop. It figures. Damn it! Vote and get it out of your system.
    When I have to go vote I must go and know who I am going to vote for as I am not allowed to spend to much time in the voting booth. It should be the same in Annapolis. Know what is on the agenda for the day, someone call for a vote on each item and vote. No need to flap you lips on why this and why that. VOTE! Now get on with and stopped dogging it.

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES FACING MARYLAND THAT ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHETHER OR NOT FUDGE-PACKERS CAN GET MARRIED!!!! SOME OF THE POLITICIANS WANT TO DEAL WITH THOSE ISSUES FIRST.

  3. susan says:

    They just want to hear and vote on bills that will line their pockets.

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