Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rep. Elijah Cummings Reverses Course & Endorses Marriage Equality // Baltimore Congressman Will "Vote For" Question 6

This week Maryland Juice complained about Rep. Elijah  Cummings' failure to weigh in on one of the biggest civil rights struggles facing my generation. Cummings had announced he was sitting out the marriage equality debate (Question 6), but today The Washington Blade reports that he has evolved and will now "vote for" Question 6 (excerpt below):
WASHINGTON BLADE: A Baltimore congressman who has yet to publicly back nuptials for gays and lesbians told the Washington Blade late on Wednesday he plans to vote for his state’s same-sex marriage law on Nov. 6.

“I respect and support the decision of the Maryland legislature and will vote in support of Question 6,” said U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Cummings spoke to the Blade two days after Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger announced his support of same-sex marriage during a debate against his opponent, state Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Baltimore County,) in Cockeysville. Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin and the rest of the state’s Democratic congressional delegation all support the same-sex marriage law....
Thank you, Elijah Cummings!

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