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Posted at 8:44 AM ET, 02/20/2011

Where they stand:
The Maryland Senate on same-sex marriage

By John Wagner

Heading into this week's floor debate on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, here's an update on where the 47 senators stand:

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Maryland Senate.jpgSenators who have publicly pledged to support the bill (24):
Sen. James Brochin (D-Baltimore County)
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

Senator who has told The Post she is willing to be the deciding vote in favor of the bill but will not vote for the bill if it is going to fail (1):
Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore)

Senator who has not publicly declared his intentions (1):
Sen. John C. Astle (D-Anne Arundel)

Senators who have indicated they oppose the bill (21):
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 20, 2011; 8:44 AM ET
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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Homophobia is intolerance which brings no benefit. Same-sex marriage is a right. The reason why my username is LibertyForAll is because I value freedom, including equality for LGBT people. The Democrats who plan on voting against the bill which would recognize same-sex marriages in the state shouldn't be appeasing their intolerant constituents. Those Democrats should see that any combination of genders in a relationship can lead to true love, thus the basis for marriage. I live in the part of Virginia that is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and I support the legislators who will be voting yes on the bill regarding the right of same-sex marriage.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | February 20, 2011 10:17 PM | Report abuse

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