Maryland legislators are considering a range of bills intended to strengthen, describe and redefine the institution of marriage. Some seek to expand the institution by conferring benefits to same-sex couples. Others would strengthen opposite-sex marriage through so-called “covenants.” We look at different proposals, and explore the role of government and religious institutions in the American family.


  • Andrew A. Green Opinion Editor, The Baltimore Sun
  • Jamin Raskin Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law
  • Janet Greenip Maryland State Senator (R-Dist. 33, Anne Arundel County)
  • Robert Lerman Senior Fellow, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute; Professor of Economics, American University

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour — March 16, 2018

Friday, Mar 16 2018Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joins us to talk about the youth movement against gun violence, Russian sanctions, and more. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh shares her thoughts on relief for high water bills and news that D.C. Public Schools is taking over an all girls charter school.