But there is one inescapable reason to do it: Because it's the right thing to do. Same-sex couples and their children should no longer be treated as second-class citizens. Interim measures the state has adopted - changes in how the inheritance tax is applied to domestic partners, for instance - are woefully inadequate.
Maryland is a progressive state, and voter registration numbers suggest it is growing more so all the time. Same-sex marriage is nothing less than a civil rights issue, and citizens of the Free State have historically favored equality - if their leaders have the courage to rally them to the cause.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Is Maryland next?
In Maryland, the Baltimore Sun writes about the recognition of same sex marriages: