A recent poll in Maine shows that two years after a marriage equality law was overturned, voters are very much in favor of marriage equality. The law will be up for a vote again in November, and it could bring good results this time.
Here are the results of the vote, as compiled by the Advocate:
Strongly favor: 43.7%
Somewhat favor: 14.5%
Somewhat oppose: 11.7%
Strongly oppose: 28.2%
Not sure: 2.0%
This is far from a definite win, but it’s certainly good news!
Maryland governor Martin O’Malley introduced a bill on Monday that would legalize same-sex marriages in his state.
The bill also includes some level of protection for groups who refuse to perform or honor same-sex marriages - namely, religious organizations. It’s a way to gain support by showing that marriage equality is not an encroachment on religious freedom, as some opponents argue, but a legal matter of equality.
Naturally, religious groups are upset anyway, and the Baltimore Sun article above details how they’ve worked in the past to try to offset a marriage equality bill. Regardless, the governor has put his full support behind efforts to pass the bill.
Let’s do this.
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