Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on March 2, 2011
Maryland – The 2nd of the two Democrat holdouts on the gay marriage vote is now back on board according to WBAL, but it may be too late. NOM has used the extra time to launch an all-out mailer blitz statewide and now other Democrats may be backing off from their support.
Yesterday morning, a Maryland House committee was scheduled to vote on the already-Senate-approved gay marriage bill and send it up to the full House for a final vote. With a Democratic majority on the committee, it was expected to be an easy vote. But at the last minute, two of the Democrats didn’t show up and the vote was postponed. Jill Carter and Tiffany Alston were the holdouts, and they announced a few hours later that despite prior promises, they were going to refuse to vote yes on the bill until some of their other bills were advanced.
Democrat leadership moved quickly to shore up the holes, and as of this evening both Carter and Alston are now back on board and ready to vote yes. But it’s been 48 hours, and with the extra time the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) has launched an all-out blitz against some of the weaker Democrats.
If you live in Maryland, or know anyone in Maryland, now would be the time to pick up your phone and call your Representatives! Tell them to support Maryland Families and pass the Civil Marriage Protection Act! You can reach your legislators at 1-800-492-7122.
The Washington Blade has found several of the mailers NOM has sent out within the past 24 hours. Two are below, you can see the rest here.