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Del. Jill Carter spent most of Wednesday afternoon huddled with Maryland house speaker Michael Busch. Earlier in the day Busch said he would not trade budget requests for gay-marriage votes, but by the end of the day, Carter emerged saying her concerns over funding for Baltimore City schools and joint child custody for divorced parents were heard, and she was ready to vote in favor of the measure.

Del. Don Dwyer says its just business as usual.

"Anybody who's involved in politics knows that votes are traded all the time. They really care about their legislation, and they saw this as an opportunity, knowing they were the two votes to make the difference, to use it to their advantage," he says. "I think they're to be commended for their honesty."

The other holdout, Del. Tiffany Alston, of Prince George's County also claims she'll vote when the roll is called, but didn't say how she'll vote. The Judicial Committee typically holds votes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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