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Maryland Senate Committee To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

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A Maryland Senate committee could vote today on a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state.

State Sen. Brian Frosh (D), who represents Montgomery County, tells the Associated Press that the Judicial Proceedings Committee is expected to vote today on the bill passed by the House of Delegates last week that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

Frosh believes this committee will pass the measure, and said amendments to the bill are unlikely to gain traction.

The House cleared a long-standing hurdle to same-sex unions Friday, passing the legislation by just one more vote than required. Opponents have vowed to take the measure to referendum should it pass and be signed into law.

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