Election 2012: Maryland's Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Election 2012: Maryland's Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Will Maryland voters be the first in the country to approve same-sex marriage through a ballot referendum? Kojo explores Question 6 on the Maryland ballot.

Maryland voters could become the first in the nation to approve same-sex marriage at the Nov. 6 ballot. Lawmakers in six states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage, but none of them put the issue before the voters. Kojo explores the campaigns for and against Maryland's Question 6, and looks at how similar measures elsewhere and a possible Supreme Court decision could affect same-sex marriage across the United States.

Guests

Annie Linskey

Maryland Political Reporter, Baltimore Sun

Nancy Polikoff

Professor, American University's Washington College of Law; and author of "Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law" (Beacon Books)

Derek McCoy

Executive Director, Maryland Marriage Alliance

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