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MD Lt. Gov. Predicts Passage Of Same Sex Marriage Legislation

August 2nd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports that Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown predicted that the Maryland General Assembly would pass same sex marriage legislation next year, but the issue of whether it will be legalized would likely go before voters next year. Brown said there are indications that same sex marriage opponents will petition the bill to referendum for the November, 2012 election. Brown noted that opponents of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants were successful in bringing that issue before voters, and he feels opponents of same sex marriage will do the same. Despite the anticipated push for a referendum, Brown is confident that a bill will get to the governor’s desk for his approval. In this year’s session the bill passed the Senate, but was sent back to committee in the House of Delegates when supporters determined they did not have the votes to pass the bill. Brown doesn’t see that happening again…

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