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Are you glad about broader acceptance of same-sex marriage in region?

Maryland's attorney general decreed that the state would recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

Are you glad that regional acceptance of same-sex marriage is spreading?

By Cameron Smith  |  February 24, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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the homosexuals and lesbians have been twittering feverishly today.

Posted by: twotimetuna | February 24, 2010 8:19 PM

it means that gays will now have legal access as parents to children in school...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 24, 2010 8:43 PM

Geez, dwightcollins... you don't get that many of us are already parents with children in Maryland schools, do you? We have no need to recruit, we were born and destined by our Creator to be who we are now.

Posted by: bigolpoofter | February 24, 2010 8:48 PM

I know the MD Dems are happy about this. Now they can get the gays off their backs without needing to take a tough vote to legalize gay marriage.

Gay marriage in DC will be a "good enough" option for Maryland gays, and Dems won't have to go on record voting for gay marriage. Everybody's happy (except Don Dwyer).

Posted by: member8 | February 24, 2010 9:03 PM

It's a first step, but what we really need is for all citizens to be equal in the eyes of the law and to be able to marry in a civil ceremony.

Posted by: nicolinesmits1 | February 24, 2010 9:06 PM

"the homosexuals and lesbians have been twittering feverishly today."

"it means that gays will now have legal access as parents to children in school..."

I just wonder how it is that those who purport to care about the morals of our nation also feel free to treat others with such inhumanity.

Posted by: JoelB8 | February 24, 2010 9:37 PM

Should be a 3rd option for "indifferent". I think gays/lesbians should be allowed to marry if that is what they chose but I really don't have a vested interest one way or the other. However, I don't see why anyone would be for discrimination towards a particular group/race/religion, etc who aren't endangering anyone.

LOL @ DwightCollins...hide the kids!!

Posted by: sportsjunkie29 | February 24, 2010 10:27 PM

A sad day for Maryland. But then, the State has been oozing down the liberal sludge pipe for decades now, and has finally arrived at the toilet. I hope someone will finally pull the chain and flush the freaks and their HIV and AIDS baggage down the drain. Think of the health care benefits and savings!!

Posted by: realist2 | February 24, 2010 11:49 PM

Realist2, thanks for providing the Christian perspective.

Posted by: uh_huhh | February 25, 2010 2:29 AM

"Geez, dwightcollins... you don't get that many of us are already parents with children in Maryland schools, do you? We have no need to recruit, we were born and destined by our Creator to be who we are now.
Posted by: bigolpoofter | February 24, 2010 8:48 PM "

I get that...
but men are men...
and men are dogs...
and men like young stuff...
young women or young men...
it's in their nature...
there might be a few that are decent...
but overall gays put their sex first...
and thats a problem...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 25, 2010 7:15 AM

"but men are men...
and men are dogs...
and men like young stuff...
young women or young men...
it's in their nature..."

dwightcollins, if this is your way of looking at the world and you have acted on or been tempted to act on it, you should get professional help.

Most of the gay or lesbian people I know have been in healthy, happy, committed relationships for as long or longer than my husband and I have been married. Heterosexual college students are the risky behavioral group now - you are stuck back in the sensationalist, anti-homosexual stories of the eighties.

Posted by: MarylandMom2 | February 25, 2010 7:38 AM

The rookie Gerson wannabees who form these poll questions strike again with the lead "Are you glad..?"

A less loaded question would be "Do you approve..." Glad implies "are you giddy, giggly, uh......... maybe.......GAY?

Why don't you ask the neocons if they are "glad" we're still bogged down in a pre-emptive war in Iraq or if they're "glad" American young people are dying in Afghanistan or if they're "glad" AIPAC and Sarah Palin would have us attack Iran?

Are you "glad" you had connections to get your job at WaPo, Cameron?

Posted by: coloradodog | February 25, 2010 8:00 AM

If gay people want to get married, how the hell does that affect me? Does it somehow invalidate my heterosexual marriage to my wife?

Hey zealots, do you know that thousands of secular marriages are performed each year and that the words "God" or "Jesus" aren't mentioned in any of them? They're just as legally binding as the religious ones too. So I guess you can toss out the whole "if it's not adhering to religious teachings it ain't legal" argument.

Go back to playing Ozzy Osbourne albums backwards to hear the Devil speaking.

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Posted by: tuytriuwtuyigtrywrt | February 25, 2010 9:23 AM

"Hey zealots, do you know that thousands of secular marriages are performed each year and that the words "God" or "Jesus" aren't mentioned in any of them? They're just as legally binding as the religious ones too. So I guess you can toss out the whole "if it's not adhering to religious teachings it ain't legal" argument."

So true. I'm amongst them, as I was wed in the county courthouse. (Hey! It was good enough for Harpo (Arthur) and Susan Marx and they had a very long and happy marriage.) Almost 20 years now. The IRS recognizes me as married, thanks to that little form. In fact, the IRS wouldn't recognize anyone as married WITHOUT the marriage license, regardless of where you took your vows or what you said.

I think if any two legal adults want to tie the knot, they should be able to do so at any courthouse in the land.

Posted by: Skowronek | February 25, 2010 9:38 AM

By Cameron Smith | February 24, 2010; 6:54 PM ET

the homosexuals and lesbians have been twittering feverishly today.

Posted by: twotimetuna | February 24, 2010 8:19 PM

Yet...you were the first to comment here.

Posted by: Skowronek | February 25, 2010 10:04 AM

As the poll shows, homophobes like twotimetuna are greatly outnumbered. While they continue to wield power in VA, in places like MD and DC we can afford to ignore them.

Eventually the remaining homophobes will die and stop inflicting their emotional illnesses on the rest of us. All we need now is a little patience.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | February 25, 2010 10:31 AM

Why limit the number to only two?

Why do you bigots support legal oppression of the polyamorous?

Posted by: NeverLeft | February 25, 2010 10:35 AM

Gay marriage is not a threat to heterosexuals. Those who are opposed to gay marriage should focus on their own families (i.e. infidelity and divorce), which are the real problems for families.

Posted by: srotha | February 25, 2010 10:54 AM

Good for Maryland, the DC Metropolitan area and the nation.
We are "becoming" the land of the free where all men are created equal and can pursue happiness.

Posted by: Baccus0902 | February 25, 2010 11:18 AM

The irony, though, is that MD's (not an outlier) divorce laws remain spartan and puritan. If you are going to assume that adults are smart enough to marry whom they want, you should also respect their intelligence with respect to unmarrying.

Posted by: Wallenstein | February 25, 2010 12:14 PM

our future leaders
same sex divorce with rainbows

Posted by: cecil3 | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM

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