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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/23/2011

How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

By John Wagner

The Maryland Senate has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages on a preliminary vote of 25 to 22. A final Senate vote has been scheduled for tomorrow. Opponents have threatened a filibuster, but Senate leaders say they are confident they have the votes to end debate. The bill would next move to the House, traditionally the more liberal chamber on social policy.

Voting to advance the bill for a final vote (25):

Sen. James Brochin (D-Baltimore County)
Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore)
Sen. William C. Ferguson (D-Baltimore)*
Sen. Jennie M. Forehand (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Robert J. Garagiola (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Lisa A. Gladden (D-Baltimore)*
Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell (D-Baltimore)*
Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer (D-Baltimore County)
Sen. Dolores G. Kelley (D-Baltimore County)*
Sen. Nancy J. King (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Allan H. Kittleman (R-Howard)
Sen. Katherine A. Klausmeier (D-Baltimore County)
Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Roger Manno (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden (D-Baltimore)*
Sen. Karen S. Montgomery (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George's)*
Sen. Catherine E. Pugh (D-Baltimore)*
Sen. Victor R. Ramirez (D-Prince George's)*
Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Montgomery)*
Sen. James N. Robey (D-Howard)
Sen. James C. Rosapepe (D-Prince George's)
Sen. Ronald N. Young (D-Frederick)*
Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Baltimore County)*
* Indicates sponsor or co-sponsor

Voting not to allow the bill to advance (22):

Sen. John C. Astle (D-Anne Arundel)
Sen. Joanne C. Benson (D-Prince George's)
Sen. David R. Brinkley (R-Frederick)
Sen. Richard E. Colburn (R-Dorchester)
Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's)
Sen. James E. DeGrange Sr. (D-Anne Arundel)
Sen. Roy P. Dyson (St. Mary's)
Sen. George C. Edwards (R-Garrett)
Sen. Joseph M. Getty (R-Carroll)
Sen. Barry Glassman (R-Harford)
Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Harford)
Sen. J.B. Jennings (R-Baltimore County)
Sen. James N. Mathias Jr. (D-Worcester)
Sen. Thomas M. Middleton (D-Charles)
Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert)
Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George's)
Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George's)
Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-Queen Anne's)
Sen. Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel)
Sen. Christopher B. Shank (R-Washington)
Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire (R-Anne Arundel)
Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. (D-Baltimore County)

By John Wagner  | February 23, 2011; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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