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Posted at 6:50 PM ET, 02/24/2011

How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

By Washington Post editors

The Maryland Senate approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriages on a vote of 25 to 21. The bill next moves to the House of Delegates.

Voting in favor of the bill (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 against the bill (21):
Sen. John C. Astle (D-Anne Arundel)
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)

Absent (1):
Sen. Joanne C. Benson (D-Prince George's)

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2011; 6:50 PM ET
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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I think PG county voters want to think really carefully before their next election- they seem to keep making bad choices in their elected officials. so glad I live in MC.

Posted by: silverspring25 | February 24, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Very disappointed that the entire group of Democratic senators from Southern Maryland voted against this basic civil rights bill. Seems like they pandered to the religious and conservative elements in Southern Maryland instead of voting their consciences and doing the right thing. I will remember this in the next Maryland election, and I think many others will, too. I won't be voting for "my" Senator Mac Middleton from Charles County again, even though I am a Democrat.

Posted by: rpike | February 24, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Why can't we just ship all the sick weirdos from Baltimore and Montgomery County over to San Francisco, where they belong?

Posted by: FootballCardSnatcher | February 24, 2011 11:16 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: 4LaneOxonHillRoad | February 25, 2011 6:06 AM | Report abuse



Posted by: 4LaneOxonHillRoad | February 25, 2011 6:07 AM | Report abuse


Probably for the same reason why we can't ship all the religious nuts who want everyone to live by their rules to the deep South or Saudi Arabia, where they belong. If you are unhappy with equality, I suggest you move there.

Posted by: voodoolady | February 25, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Roy Dyson voted against???? Doesn't anyone remember Tom Pappas?

Posted by: Skinsstink52 | February 26, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

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