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Maryland fails to advance

March 12, 2011

What had seemed like a real chance that Maryland would provide for same-sex marriage has failed, allowed to die without a vote in the House of Delegates.

According to the Washington Post, “The bill had been a tough sell among African American lawmakers from Prince George’s County, who cited religious opposition in their districts, as well as conservative Democrats in Southern Maryland and the Baltimore suburbs.”

Maybe the lawmakers would be surprised to know that there is religious support for the bill too. Unitarian Universalists, who hold the inherent worth and dignity of every person as one of our seven principles, are generally in favor.

It appears likely Maryland will try again next year. Here’s hoping for a better result.

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  1. March 12, 2011 2:43 pm

    Several of us went to Annapolis a couple of years. There’s a photo of a lobby day at the bottom of this web page: http://www.dmuuc.org/welcoming-congregation.html

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