Friday, February 5, 2010

MD House Committee Kills Proposed Marriage Ban

Rep. Emmett C. Burns, Jr.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that embers of a Maryland House committee on Wednesday shot down a bill that would prohibit Maryland from recognizing same-sex marriages validated by other states or countries.

The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee voted against the proposal from Baltimore County Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. (pictured)

The same committee has rejected similar measures introduced in other years. Its vote prevents the bill from going to the House floor for debate.

Burns introduced the bill in January, as the state attorney general, Doug Gansler, was reportedly preparing to issue an opinion on out-of-state marriage recognition.

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