ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The Maryland State Senate voted unanimously to repeal “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song.
Written in 1861 by a Baltimore native and Confederate sympathizer, its lyrics refer to a “despot,” which historians said is a reference to President Abraham Lincoln.READ MORE: Marylanders, State Highway Administration Prepping For Snow Sunday, Monday
State lawmakers are pushing for its repeal once again. They say it is past time, but especially important right now.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Dangerously Cold Temperatures Ahead Of Tomorrow's Snow Storm
Some who oppose the repeal acknowledge some of the lyrics are offensive, but liken its repeal to “cancel culture.”MORE NEWS: Maryland Prepares For Next Winter Snow Sunday Into Monday
Gov. Larry Hogan has previously pushed back on efforts to change the state song.