At least one of the two black Democrats (Del. Tiffany Alston) who refused to appear for the committee vote says she's now uncertain how she will vote and wants to pray about it. The second co-sponsor is now insisting on bargaining for benefits for her district in exchange for her vote. And a third Judiciary Dem says he will vote for it out of committee but is uncertain if he will vote for it on the floor.
"This is coming completely out of the blue," said Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., a Baltimore Democrat and outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage. "I've never heard of a co-sponsor trying to hold their own bill hostage." (Baltimore Sun)
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