Maryland GOP State Senator to support Marriage Equality

In an inspiring moment of clarity on behalf of Senate Minority Leader Allan H. Kittleman, he has announced his plans to support marriage equality in Maryland.

Kittleman had originally meant to present a bill to create civil unions in Maryland. But finding no support for that bill among his GOP colleagues, he found himself in a position of having to choose between his conscience or politics. His conscience won out.

“Consequently, with the civil union legislation no longer being a viable option, I was put in the position of deciding whether to support same-sex marriage or voting to continue the prohibition against same-sex marriage. As a strong proponent of personal and economic liberty/freedom, I simply could not, in good conscience, vote against SB 116.”

“First, let me state that I am a strong follower of Jesus Christ. I worked in youth ministries for many years. However, while my faith may teach that marriage is between a man and a woman, our government is not a theocracy. As the state senator from District 9, I represent everyone in my district, regardless of their faith.”