MD same sex marriage bill one vote away from House

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February 14, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland: Senate Bill 116, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, is one vote away from moving on to the House of Representatives.

Twenty-three senators have already voted in favor of the act, twenty-four are needed in order for the bill to proceed.

SB 116 is an attempt to alter existing law regarding gay marriages. The law, if passed, will grant equal rights and protections of marriage to same-sex couples in the State of Maryland.

Below is a listing of Maryland senators and their votes, for or against, SB 116. Allan Kittleman is the only Republican senator currently in favor of SB 116.



  • [[Joanne Benson, Prince George's County Democrat
  • [[David Brinkley, Carroll and Frederick counties Republican
  • [[James Brochin, Baltimore County Democrat
  • [[Richard Colburn, Eastern Shore Republican
  • [[James DeGrange, Anne Arundel County Democrat
  • [[Roy Dyson, Southern Maryland Democrat
  • [[George Edwards, Western Maryland Republican
  • [[Joseph Getty, Baltimore and Carroll counties Republican
  • [[Barry Glassman, Harford County Republican
  • [[Nancy Jacobs, Harford and Cecil counties Republican
  • [[J.B. Jennings, Baltimore and Harford counties Republican
  • [[James Mathias, Eastern Shore Democrat
  • [[Thomas Middleton, Charles County Democrat
  • [[Thomas V. Mike Miller, Prince George's and Calvert counties Democrat
  • [[C. Anthony Muse, Prince George's County Democrat
  • [[Douglas J.J. Peters, Prince George's County Democrat
  • [[E.J. Pipkin, Eastern Shore Republican
  • [[Edward Reilly, Anne Arundel County Republican
  • [[Christopher Shank, Washington County Republican
  • [[Bryan Simonaire, Anne Arundel County Republican
  • [[Norman Stone, Baltimore County Democrat

See also


[[Category:State legislative news, 2011 [[Category:Maryland 2011 news [[Category:February 2011