Lawmakers in two East Coast blue states are pushing to legalize gay marriage. Rhode Island is one. The other is Maryland -- next-door neighbor to Washington D.C., where the practice was legalized last year.
... "They're going to continue to argue that this is all about rights," Del. Don Dwyer, R-Maryland Dist. 31, said. Dwyer is the main opponent of the legislators who want to legalize gay marriage.
Dwyer believes his opponents probably could have won civil unions for same-sex couples, but have overplayed their hand by going for full-fledged marriage for gays.
"When you cross the line on the term 'marriage,' all of a sudden it's a new game," he explained.