Maryland Senate President Pledges To Hold Early Vote On Marriage Equality Bill

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller (D) spoke out against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) push for marriage equality earlier this week, describing the effort as “an attack on traditional families,” but he has also “said in multiple press interviews that he intends to take the legislation up early in the 90-day session, and that he expects the bill to clear the Senate with the same number of votes as last year.” “There will be 25 votes again in favor of the bill, so his desire and mine is to move as quickly as possible,” said Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D) an openly gay lawmaker and leading same-sex marriage advocate.