Maryland’s Arora Mum On ‘No’ Vote As Aide Resigns In Protest

When the Maryland House held its contentious vote on marriage equality last week, Del. Sam Arora (D) again voted against the bill, offering no explanation as to why he continues to betray his campaign pledge to support same-sex marriage. But Arora is already facing the fallout: his legislative director, Joshua Lapidus, has resigned in protest, saying he could not respect Arora’s decision to stand “against the tide of history” and place “personal religious belief over the roles and responsibilities” of his position. Meanwhile, Maryland Juice reports that Arora was allegedly “walking around all cocky” in his meeting with the Catholic Conference, but he has yet to make a statement to the public about a vote that could cost him his career.