Ballot Box Battles: Same-Sex Marriage

Ballot Box Battles: Same-Sex Marriage

A ballot initiative will decide the fate of Maryland's new same-sex marriage law this fall. We get some perspective from those involved with the issue in North Carolina, where same-sex marriage was banned after a vote earlier this year.

Last month, gay rights activists successfully lobbied the Democratic Party's platform committee to endorse "marriage equality" for the first time. But voters will ultimately decide whether same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land in states across the country. The issue goes before Maryland voters this fall, as they consider a ballot initiative on the state's same-sex marriage law. Earlier this year, voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment to ban the practice. We chat with advocates and legislators from both states about the dynamics of the issue.

Guests

Margaret McIntosh

Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D-District 43, Baltimore City)

Marcus Brandon

Member, North Carolina House of Representatives (D-Greensboro)

Matt Comer

Editor, QNotes

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