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Md. Same-Sex Marriage Vote Delayed

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Tuesday's critical vote was postponed when Del. Jill Carter of Baltimore and Del. Tiffany Alston of Prince George's county -- both supporters of the bill -- failed to show up for the tally.

As members mulled about in absence of the vote, Republican members of the committee began to heckle legislative supporters.

Del. Michael Smigiel, an opponent of the bill remarked, "Lou, look under the desk!" referring to Del. Luiz Simmons, who left and entered the room repeatedly in the 15 minutes before Committee Chairman Joseph Vallario announced he was delaying the vote until later in the day.

"The question is when we come to a vote, who's going to be there? I know I am," says Del. Kevin Kelly.

Later Carter said she skipped the vote to force a restoration in funding for Baltimore City schools and passage of her bill on child custody.


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