Gay Press: SSM Backers Say They Are Still 4 Votes Short in MD

This report from the gay press suggests the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee may vote on gay marriage as soon as Thursday; meanwhile gay marriage backers are still 4 votes short of a majority in the Maryland House:

Backers in the [Maryland] House concede they remain 4 votes shy of the majority needed to send the bill to the governor’s desk, but insist they will win with the help of several on-the-fence lawmakers.

Opponents in Maryland have promised a referendum on the law, if approved by lawmakers.