House Members Weigh Amendment To Gay Marriage Bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers in the House of Delegates are weighing a change to a gay marriage measure that could win support in the House, but potentially jeopardize its chances in the Senate.

The amendment was offered Thursday to members of the House Judiciary Committee.

It goes farther to protect religious institutions from being forced to participate in gay weddings than currently in the bill approved by the Senate.

Committee members expect to consider it Friday morning shortly before they take a final vote on the gay marriage bill.

House Speaker Michael Busch has told lawmakers that any changes in the bill would kill it, because Senate leadership has said it has neither the time nor the will to vote again on the issue.

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

  • jimmy

    Just vote on the bill and get it over with. This is just stupid now.

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  • ratm33

    Just throw it out so we do not destroy our society anymore then we allready have.

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  • Tabby Petro

    Dont be rude some people cant help who they love. Love doesn’t have eyes, it doesn’t go by race or gender. Love goes by how the person makes you feel inside and sees the person for who they are on the inside.

    • dj

      I said this before on another post. Who cares about the marriage peice. I feel sorry for the children in these families. They will grow up thinking its ok to kiss men and women of the same sex. Just nasty.

      • Ardent Vow

        That’s funny, I was raised by straight parents and I think it is OK for men to kiss men and woman to kiss woman. Ignorance is bliss.

  • Tabby Petro

    <3 Pride Happily in love since 04/07/10

  • ratm33

    If love does not have eyes then why are the ugly fat people always single?

    • Mark

      Have you gradusted third grade yet? Jerk.

  • dj

    The kids will grow up saying hey dad wheres mom. Oh there he is. No thats a man dad. Yeah but he is your mom and we are in love. Ok dad you gonn ahave to explain this to me. And here we go the kid mind will be messed up after this lecture.

    • unknown

      This really needs to be thought all the way through. This is no longer about the vote. I agree with your post our children are going to be so confused. On top of that this is going to make things ten times worse for our society.

    • j.

      Do you have any evidence, even anecdotal, that the children of same-sex couples are “messed up”? because I have plenty to the contrary. The ones that I know are all growing up healthy, confident, and extremely tolerant of all human beings.

  • Ardent Vow

    Wow, such ignorance. People just sound unintelligent. This is why the public should not be allowed to vote on discrimination.

    The great USA, where it is OK to DISCRIMINATE as long as it is the majority opinion… but not for long!

    Whether marriage equality is granted or not, gay families will continue to exist. They will continue to raise children. The ignorant seem to be blocking this from their mind. Society will not come to an end. Marriage equality will not cause heterosexuals to no longer exist. Couples of both orientation will continue to procreate straight and gay children. Each family will choose to raise their children how they deem fit, as they always have, with or without marriage. Not everyone believes in the same God, yadda, yadda, yadda. It IS discrimination to not allow gay families the stability of marriage. Marriage equality will NOT change YOUR “straight” family. It will only change the gay families which will ALWAYS be there, no matter how many laws you put into act. It WILL grant them the stability of marriage and not allowing them that IS discrimination.

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