Marylanders show support for gay marriage
By: George Sousouris
Annapolis, Maryland: Maryland voters have a group of controversial ballot measures to consider this year, chief among them a proposal to uphold same-sex marriage in the state. Question 6, which would uphold a law allowing same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license in the state, currently has the support of 51% of voters. 43% say that they do not support the measure.
The poll, conducted by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies, found an 11% surge in support for gay marriage among African-American voters from the same poll taken in January, possibly reflecting the impact of President Obama's (D) recent support for same-sex marriage.
The same poll shows a less certain future for expanded gambling, as only 46% polled said that they would vote in favor of the measure. Maryland's version of the Dream Act looks set to pass, with 34% of voters expressing opposition.