August 22nd, 2012 by WCBC Radio
With a referendum on Maryland’s same-sex marriage law looming in November, President Barack Obama’s endorsement back in May may have shaken the dynamic in the state. For more than two years, Obama had expressed support for civil unions, but said he was “evolving” on the issue of marriage. Obama’s public stance on same-sex marriage may have implications for the 2012 presidential race, but it might have a bigger impact on the referendum process playing out in Maryland. Senate President Mike Miller, who personally opposed the same sex marriage bill, says that the president may have hurt his re-election chances in key states by making such a public show of support.