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Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston '02 Deciding Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Maryland Delegate Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George's), '02, voted last week in favor of the same-sex marriage bill in the Maryland House of Delegates. Approval of the bill by the Maryland Senate and Gov. Martin O'Malley would make Maryland the eighth state to legalize the same-sex unions.

Alston had opposed the bill but reversed her stance when members of the House accepted her amendment. It would keep the law from going into effect until any litigation related to a potential voters’ referendum on the measure is processed. On the House floor, Alston pledged to work with Republicans on the referendum.

"What I know is that right now as a state, it’s time for us to move beyond the issue,” she said.
Tiffany Alston

Read more:
The Washington Post, "Md House of Delegates passed gay marriage bill; Senate next, which has approved it before."
The Baltimore Sun, "House committees send same-sex marriage bill to floor"
Washington Blade, "Maryland Senate poised to vote on marriage bill"

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