Gay marriage returns to the political spotlight
- Gay marriage returns to the political spotlight
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is
back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election
Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.
In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage
have high-powered support and good chances of passage in the legislature.
Gay-marriage opponents in Maryland and Washington would likely react by
seeking referendums in November to overturn those laws, while New Jersey's
Republican governor, Chris Christie, says he'll veto the bill if it reaches
him and prefers that lawmakers OK a referendum so voters can decide.
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