Del Jill Carter: Leadership Killed Bill By Killing Debate, Amendments in Committee


A unique perspective from a pro-gay marriage black Democrat, Jill Carter: by refusing to permit open and genuine debate, the leadership killed gay marriage in Maryland.

Bill sponsor Jill Carter, a Democratic delegate, blamed its demise on a failure by the Democratic leadership to properly manage the debate.

"The fact that leadership was unwilling to entertain any real debate or discussion within committee, I think that killed it," Carter said.