The Maryland House Judiciary looks set to vote on the Civil Marriage Protection bill today. Sponsors of the bill hold 12 of the committee’s 22 seats, making passage likely, but approval by the full House is still uncertain.
While Democrats hold a 98-43 majority in the House, it remains unclear if they have enough votes for passage. Supporters said Friday there were about 68 House delegates ready to vote in favor of the measure — a few shy of the 71 votes needed.
Governor Martin O’Malley has said he plans to sign the bill into law if it reaches his desk.