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Postponed Gay Marriage Bill May Now Have Votes

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UPDATE: Some delegates now say other members, beyond two delegates who did not show for Tuesday's vote, may be reassessing their support for the bill.

ORIGINAL POST: Wednesday Del. Tiffany Alston of Prince George's County, one of two delegates who delayed Tuesday's vote by refusing to appear in committee, says she's ready to vote on the bill.

However, in her letter emailed to supporters and the media, Alston –- a co-sponsor of the bill -– did not indicate whether she will support it with her vote.

Meanwhile, Del. Heather Mizeur, one of the chamber's six openly gay members, says advocates have the 12 committee votes needed to move the bill to a final tally before the full House. Those 12 votes will have to include the support of Alston or Del. Jill Carter, who was also not present for Tuesday's postponed vote.

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