The article said if passed and signed into law, “would make Maryland the eighth state along with the District to pass legislation allowing gay marriage.” Which are the other seven states that passed legislation allowing gay marriage?
Good question. I thought most of the states had it done by judicial fiat.
However, Washington just passed SSM, and so did New Hampshire.
Also, Maine passed a SSM law, but it was overturned by the voters. New York passed a SSM law as well. So maybe not so much judicial fiat after all.
I see where you’re going with this: in some of the states that have gay marriage now, it was imposed by courts, and you’re right to make that point. But the sad fact is there are actually more states where the legislature has passed gay marriage legislation (though in some it hasn’t gone into effect yet, was vetoed by the governor or was rejected by popular vote).
These legislatures have voted for gay marriage:
[District of Columbia]