Update (later on the 19th): Look how the Juicer is treating the Montgomery County Democrat who voted against gay marriage, here. And, I thought the Dems were supposed to be the kind people and we are the mean people. Whew!
Update February 19th: Monoblogue has a good post on how gay marriage fits into O’Malley’s political aspirations,here.
Update: The two Republicans who pushed the bill over the finish line for O’Malley were Delegates Robert Costa and Wade Kach, here.
The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed Gov. O’Malley’s gay marriage bill — I am hearing 71-67. There is a short story here at the Baltimore Sun. Will post more when we find out which Republicans voted for it.
Earlier this evening, if you missed it, we had the good news that CASA de Maryland lost its court case on the Dream Act. here.
VP Dick Cheney, if this is true, I will never admire you again!
Here is something I didn’t know, hat tip: Doug. Former VP Dick Cheney was calling Maryland Republican delegates to ask them to SUPPORT gay marriage.
I would have expected it from the others who called! From the Baltimore Sun yesterday.
As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they’ve received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
Prominent figures dialing Maryland area codes include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman and Cardinal-elect Edwin F. O’Brien — who called from Rome — according to delegates who’ve received messages from them and sources familiar with the calls.