Prince George’s black Delegates split on same-sex marriage

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Delegate Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's)

Last year black members of the Prince George’s County delegation took most of the blame for bringing down the same-sex marriage bill. This year, with a flip by two of those  delegates, Tiffany Alston and Marvin Holmes, they split nearly evenly.

The 23 member delegation has 14 African-American members. Six of those members voted for the legislation.

Pena-Melynk, Gaines, Marvin Holmes, Tiffany Alston, Jolene Ivey, and Michael Summers. Delegate Veronica Turner was absent for the vote but had pledged her support before falling ill.

The other seven voted against the legislation.

Carolyn Howard, Michael Vaughn, Aisha Braveboy, Dereck Davis, Melony Griffith, Jay Walker, and James Proctor.

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2 thoughts on “Prince George’s black Delegates split on same-sex marriage

  1. I hope fellow Prince George’s voters will consider real and immediate *consequences* when they vote in the referendum on this topic.

    If you vote *against* the right of our fellow citizens to marry, and to raise families in the context of a lawful marriage, those families will suffer the denial of fundamental legal rights (and responsibilities) that many married people take for granted.

    If you vote *for* the right to marry, even if you don’t much like gay relationships as you’ve seen them—and the referendum passes—you will suffer no harm, no loss, no denial of rights or benefits.

    Live and let live. Surely, we can all appreciate that…and vote for it, too?

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