Friday, March 11, 2011

Debate Continues

Del. Healey (D-Prince George's) identifies herself as a pro-life Catholic. "As a legislator, I believe that I must vote that people are equal before the law." "Civil marriage is a legal institution not a religious institution." 'This bill has religious protections."

Delegate Kathleen Dumais is speaking passionately. "We have to act as leaders. There is no escapinga choice at times like these. We should strike a blow for freedom and equality, an act of tolerance." "We can at the same time keep the freedom of every religious association to keep its theology, its freedom, and its values."

Senators Borchin adn Raskin are watching the debate together.

Del. Dumais is discussing Loving v. Virginia. "We need to pass this bill."