Here’s a short clip of her testimony:
NOM’s president, Brian Brown, acknowledged that his organization was fighting a losing battle in Maryland.
“Despite Maggie’s powerful testimony, we know this committee today was stacked against us, and we expect the legislation to be on the Senate floor as early as next week,” said Brown. “That is where the real action will be, and I would urge all of Maryland’s state senators to review Maggie’s testimony before they vote on the floor next week. This is no casual act they are considering.”
Gallagher will be in Rhode Island today to testify before the state’s House Judiciary Committee against marriage equality efforts there.
Newly elected Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) expressed his support for marriage equality during his inauguration speech Jan. 4 and legislators introduced marriage equality bills in both the state House and Senate on Jan. 6. Democrats, largely in favor of same-sex marriage, hold large majorities in both chambers, and House Speaker Gordon Fox (D), who is openly gay, is a cosponsor of the bill. The bill may face a bigger struggle in the Senate, however.