A great article from the Washington Post describing how the Maryland House passed a same-sex marriage bill – but just barely. As part of a “Plan B” measure, a civil unions bill was on the table for a short time. However, fortunately, the Maryland House came through and passed the bill this past Friday (2/17/12).
Friday’s tally would have fallen short without at least one Republican vote as well. After weeks of outreach, O’Malley got two: Robert A. Costa of Anne Arundel County and A. Wade Kach of Baltimore County.
You may recall that yesterday I posted a link to a news story on how it was reported that Dick Cheney may have been one of the influencers of a certain Mr. Kach. Interesting to watch this all unfold.
The bill will go to the Senate next week and it is expected to pass there as a similar measure was passed by the senate last year.