Same Sex Marriage: How'd Your Delegate Vote?

Patch breaks down how each Harford County delegate voted Friday.

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday narrowly passed same sex marriage legislation.

The bill will now be taken up for debate in the stateĀ Senate.

See how your Harford County delegation voted:

Delegate Party District Vote Richard Impallaria Republican 7 Against Pat McDonough Republican 7 Against Kathy Szeliga Republican 7 Against Mary-Dulany James Democrat 34 Against Glen Glass Republican 34 Against Wayne Norman Republican 35 Against Donna Stifler Republican 35 Against Susan McComas Republican 35 Against

TELL US: Are you content with your delegate's vote? Leave a comment.

1ke February 22, 2012 at 08:07 PM
You leave a trail of admirers, Karl. Everybody thinks you are very smart and glib. Here's to you, pal!
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Yes, they tried to deny legal equality to the LGBT citizens in Maryland. Thank goodness they failed.
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Carrie - It is great that you support your daughter. One thing to keep in mind is that sexual orientation is not a choice according to the American Psycholgical Association. As far as the Bible and homosexuality, there are many Biblical scholars who believe that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality when it is put in historical and cultural context and read using reason, as Jesus did. There is a great book called, "The Children Are Free" written by Rev. Jeff Miner and John Tyler Connoley which deals with homosexuality and the Bible. You can buy it at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Children-Are-Free-Reexamining-Relationships/dp/0971929602/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329942322&sr=1-1 I am a gay Christian, and I wish you and your daughter blessings from God who loves all of his children. Take care!
Karl Schuub February 22, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Hey thanks 1ke. You're pretty clever yourself in a sort of repetitive kind of way.
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 08:33 PM
This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage. Thus, what the Bible has to say about homosexuality and marriage is irrelevant.
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Thanks,JC - This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage. Thus, what the Bible has to say about homosexuality and marriage is irrelevant.
Tom Barnes February 22, 2012 at 08:35 PM
You've spent the last week letting us know that you are uneducated, backwater breeding bigot, Karl. Suck it up and deal, cupcake. Good job taking down the vulgarity you decided post - however, puppy, what you post on the net actually stays on the net.... there are some people you would much rather have standing right smack in front of you....
Tom Barnes February 22, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Shuub and Roope are idiots. Notice it's just those two being morons? *sigh*
Tom Barnes February 22, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Two other fantastic books are "Holy Homosexuals" (can't remember the author) and "But Lord, They're Gay" by the late Rev. Sylvia Pennington. Carrie - I understand that it is a struggle for you. My mother went through the same thing. It didn't take her long to realize that God doesn't make junk and that we are *all* made in God's image; not the image that other's would like to make us into. God bless you on your journey of acceptance. Family is precious.
Eric Crouse February 22, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Karl, I am starting to think you are a closeted gay man that can't get a date and due to not being loved as a child you continue on and on and on and on and on with your "hyperbole" as you say and it seems as though this is nothing but entertainment for you. It would not surprise me at all if you were the kid that threw rocks at dogs and lit cats on fire. With that said I realize that I am stooping to your level, just in a more tactful way.
Tom Barnes February 22, 2012 at 08:52 PM
all I can say is :X
Karl Schuub February 22, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Eric...there is some entertainment value admittedly. It's nearly always fun to push a little bit and watch the implosion. There's certainly a level of predictability; even where there is no slur it's exaggerated as if there were and in other cases created out of whole cloth. What will you folks do when you have this coveted marriage thing...surely you won't go silently to your houses; that's pretty much a given.
Tom Barnes February 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Silence = Death, Karl, so you are right. We won't. Have you read today about the Oklahoma DADT bill that they have tried too implement on OK Guardsman? Silly me, why would I assume you would have? Go read it. You will understand that NO we will not be silent until equal rights are no longer a dog chewie for the politico's and their rabid little pit bulls.
Eric Crouse February 22, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Well Karl maybe we can discuss it over a cup of coffee some day, and with having so much disposable income it's on me. Then I can explain that "you folks" not unlike you people are not all the same. The funny thing is I think the end of your comment was designed to tick me off but it made me smile because after I'm married I would go back to my awesomely fabulous home snuggle up on the couch with my spouse and watch show tunes. (scratch the last bit, I HATE show tunes)
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You hate show tunes? That's it, your gay card is revoked!
Peter Nincompoop February 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. End of argument, no matter what your beliefs are, Thomas Jefferson said it EVERYONE IS CREATED EQUAL AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO RIGHT TO OPPRESS THEM FOR ANY REASON. So if you do not agree with this take your bigotry and get out of the United States
Karl Schuub February 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Nobody oppresses gay people. Are you kidding me? We work side by side - not just one person either...it's no big deal. Went to dinner with a gay couple last week. You folks want it to be a big deal because it's about the drama of the whole thing. Are there isolated incidents out there? Sure...but that hardly equals this world of hate you want us to all believe exists. This is about marriage and nothing more. Could care less who you sleep with but you sure seem to want me to.
Casey A February 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Karl - As a heterosexual, you are allowed to legally marry the person you love. As a homosexual, I am not. That is oppression.
Eric Crouse February 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM
So no coffee date then?
1ke February 23, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Well, Karl, there you have it! Say no more, say no more. You should brush up, however, on your expository prose, the comma sentences in particular, if you are going to make it as Blogger of the Year. I'll work with you. Furthermore, you can count on my vote.
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Mike P - Gay marriage is a civil rights issue, just as interracial marriage was a civil rights issue. Sexual orientation is not a choice just as race is not a choice, so to deny marriage rights to someone because of their sexual orientation or race is discrimination, and it is wrong.
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Karl - So everyone who disagrees with you is a freak?
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 05:01 AM
KMLyons - Well said!
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 05:02 AM
paul shaffer - Your hatred is sad.
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Karl - I see heterosexual couples being affectionate in public all of the time. Do you ask them not to, "Push thier lifestyles on others?"
Casey A February 23, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Eleanor - Homosexuality is considered a normal part of human sexuality by the following medical and mental health associations: The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Counseling Association, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Tom Barnes February 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM
LOL Casey!
Tom Barnes February 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Oy vay! Karl, what are we going to do with you? Get your mind out of our bedrooms and stop perseverating on what we do there. Wrap your head around the fact that we are families, some of us with kids, some of us without. At it's core, this has nothing to do with sexuality as it does with the relationship in legal terms.
Peter Nincompoop February 23, 2012 at 07:11 PM
"The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings." -Arthur James Balfour. In this case the tyranny of the minority because a majority of the people in Maryland and in the United States believe same sex marriage should be allowed.
Peter Nincompoop February 24, 2012 at 04:57 PM
This bill will end state sanctioned discrimination. The united states governments began issuing marriage licenses was to prevent black men from marrying white women, and laws that prevent same sex couples from marrying does the same thing, discriminates against people and regulates homosexuals to a lesser status. I do not understand why in the 21st century we continue to allow bigots to influence laws that discriminate against anyone. Regardless off your religious beliefs I wish everyone would stop the hated, discrimination and disrespect that is spread because of this issue. It upsets me that people use my religion to justify the bigotry. As a Roman Catholic I have looked past the Bibles alleged demonetization of homosexuality. The hatred and foul words that have been said hurts me deeply, for Christians who are taught to promote compassion and helping their fellow men and women this is a sad state. I do not believe that Jesus would ever turn away someone because of their sexual orientation. And it is because of the hatred some people have towards homosexuals and others that are "different" is the reason that the state now needs to define marriage and protect those that are discriminated upon. I just hope that we can finally come together and accept each other for what we are. No one has to approve how people live their lives, just ensure they are equally protected under the law.


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