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House Of Delegates Gay Marriage Vote Could Comes As Early As Today

February 17th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Shortly after a debate on same-sex marriage legislation was again postponed Thursday morning, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley met privately with House Speaker Michael Busch- however afterward, O'Malley would not comment on the substance of the meeting. After the House accepted a motion during the morning session to delay the debate, Busch called committee chairs to his podium and then announced that the full House of Delegates would reconvene Thursday evening. A vote on the bill could come as early as today.  Bill supporters say they are hovering around the 71 vote mark, the majority needed to pass the Civil Marriage Protection Act in the House and push it to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.  All four members of the District One Legislative Delegation oppose the bill.  Delegate Leroy Myers said even with the backing of the governor- he isn’t certain the effort will be successful…

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