Same-Sex Marriage Bill On Hold In Annapolis | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Same-Sex Marriage Bill On Hold In Annapolis

Play associated audio

Final debate over proposed amendments was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but by mid-morning it was clear members were inclined to "lay over" the bill for at least a day.

Earlier six openly gay delegates made a written appeal to their colleagues to pass the high-profile legislation.

The letter, dated Tuesday, read in part: "Vote yes because every family in Maryland needs the protections that marriage provides."

Monday evening, opponents of the bill crowded the area between the two legislative chambers to make their case in advance of the final debate.

The bill has already passed the Senate. With Tuesday's postponement, an expected Thursday vote in the full House will also move to Friday. Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will sign the bill if the legislation passes.

WAMU 88.5

Second Annual Funk Parade To Take Over U Street

This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade. Funk Parade organizers couldn't get a permit to march down U Street last year, but the crowd veered off V Street anyway to where co-founder Justin Rood always...
NPR

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
NPR

Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
NPR

In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.