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Old 10-08-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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I haven't seen any tracking polls in Maryland for this issue. How are people leaning on this issue?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Salisbury, MD
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Latest poll had it at 49-39.

A total of 804 people were surveyed so you should take the poll with a grain of salt.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Latest poll had it at 49-39.

A total of 804 people were surveyed so you should take the poll with a grain of salt.
what group represents the 49? Gay?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Salisbury, MD
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what group represents the 49? Gay?
Yes. 49% are those who support legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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A "yes" vote is in favor of the existing law.

The text of the question is from Wikipedia: Text of measure

Editor's note: A vote 'For the Referred Law' is in favor of keeping the current law allowing same-sex marriage, in place and unaltered.
The ballot measure reads as follows:[4]

Question 6
Referendum Petition
Civil Marriage Protection Act (Ch. 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session)

Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services, or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.

For the Referred Law
Against the Referred Law
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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This article reported a 50.9 % in favor of the referendum, 42.8% opposed and 6.3% undecided:
Maryland may be first to support same-sex marriage in ballot box - latimes.com
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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This article reported a 50.9 % in favor of the referendum, 42.8% opposed and 6.3% undecided:
Maryland may be first to support same-sex marriage in ballot box - latimes.com

Don't want to stir the pot but the vote isn't on the referendum, it's on the law itself. Yes means you approve the law, No means you disapprove.

I'm posting this because I've run into several people who are confused and had the Yes and No meanings reversed because they thought they were approving the referendum drive.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Don't want to stir the pot but the vote isn't on the referendum, it's on the law itself. Yes means you approve the law, No means you disapprove.

I'm posting this because I've run into several people who are confused and had the Yes and No meanings reversed because they thought they were approving the referendum drive.
I didnt know that. Is the law now in favor of same sex marriage?
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I didnt know that. Is the law now in favor of same sex marriage?
The vote is on the law, although it's titled "Referendum".

A Yes vote means you approve of same-sex marriage. A No vote means you disapprove of same-sex marriage.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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This article reported a 50.9 % in favor of the referendum, 42.8% opposed and 6.3% undecided:
Maryland may be first to support same-sex marriage in ballot box - latimes.com
They may be the first, but the polls in Maine close at the same time (8:00pm EST) and the issue is also on the ballot there, and leading there as well. One or the other will likely be the first (conceivably, both could fail, but polls suggest the issue will meet voter approval in both states).
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