Question about Maryland's referendum process........?
The state of Maryland appears likely to pass gay marriage.......
and opponents appear likely to put a referendum the ballot,
a vote that will take place in 2012.
which leaves me with 2 questions:
1. When in 2012? The February Primary? or the November General?
2. Is the law gonna be put on hold for a year and a half?
or will gay marriage be legal for the time being?
- DR.R.LuxemburgLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
From my knowledge of referenda they usually take place in the general election, because , this ensures a higher voter turn out than in a primary. Secondly because of the fiscal crisis I doubt that any state would want to hold both, primaries and general elections,.
In addition Gov O'Malley said he would sign such bill, and the Democrats have a majority in the legislature. So this would be the road to go. However ,the homophobes would try to get a referemdum to repeal the bill, as they did in California . So nothing is 100% Hope the bill passes
Hope this helps
- Anonymous9 years ago
I just clicked on the link! nice to know omalley is keeping his campaign promises too.!!! WTF!Source(s): <3 Aubs