POLL: How Will You Vote on Same-Sex Marriage?

The marriage equality law passed by the Maryland legislature this year could be headed to referendum in November.

Opponents to Maryland's marriage equality law, which would legalize the marriage of same-sex couples, on Tuesday turned in more than 112,000 signatures, or about twice the number they needed, to send the law to referendum in November.

The Maryland Catholic Conference and the Maryland Marriage Alliance joined forces to collect the signatures necessary to put the decision in the hands of Maryland voters.

The Maryland Board of Elections has about three weeks to verify the signatures.

If the law goes to referendum, how will you vote? Take our poll and start a conversation in the comments section.    

Noel Acton May 31, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Some believe it is the Governments obligation to impose the religious beliefs of the most self-righteous on everyone else. One can see the successful results of this approach for the people in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Our strength as Americans is our acceptance of all religions, nationalities, and ethnic groups. Most Americans have accepted the rights of adults to marry a person of a different religion and even of a different race. If you don’t believe that two people of the same sex should marry, the solution is simple. Don’t marry one.
Richard W Perando June 10, 2012 at 01:43 PM
What a dumb concept , even animals don't have sex male on male or female on female. So who's the smart ones? Goverment or gays, not either one. RW Perando.
Laura M. June 10, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Richard, there are documented cases of homosexuality in animals. please do the research before sounding like an idiot. :)
Lily June 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Marriage has always had a very specific meaning and by broadening that meaning it essentially makes it meaningless altogether. The concept of marriage has always been understood to mean certain things. Our society has changed into something where people think marriage should mean whatever the individuals involved say it should mean. In my mind this isn't even about homosexuality. I couldn't care less what homosexuals do or how they conduct their relationships. It's about preserving the definition of marriage so that marriage still means something. Without an agreed upon definition it's a meaningless institution. If this passes than what could be said of marriage? There will be no difference between people who are married and who only live together by agreement. Other than the ceremony the two arrangements will mean exactly the same thing. As for the legal benefits of marriage, I'm not sure why we have those when it's clear that our laws are shifting to benefit parents and not marriages because the legal benefits of marriage were really intended to secure families for the sake of children in the first place. People who oppose this law oppose it because they believe it is the abolishing of marriage all together. I think they are right.
Sherri Halligan-Warner June 13, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I am heterosexual and have been married for 13 years. Same sex marriage does not determine how meaningful my marriage is or isn't. I hold marriage as a sacred covenant and how others treat it or believe in it has no effect on my beliefs or values. Following your logic, divorce should be outlawed as well. Are you willing to legislate against divorce? People who oppose same sex marriage do so because they believe their religious beliefs dictate that they do so or because they are homophobic, or both. Separation of church and state and our laws ensuring equality make this a clear choice. The controversy is centered in fear, prejudice and self-righteousness.


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