MARYLAND

Will gay marriage survive in Maryland?

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It’s been only a few weeks since the Maryland legislature passed, to much fanfare from supporters, the same sex marriage bill.

Now, though, opponents are already using a webpage to gather signatures for a referendum petition to put the law on the November ballot.

They are expected to succeed. One poll by the independent firm Opinion Works which found that 43 percent of Marylanders oppose same sex marriage while 40 percent would make it legal. But since 11 percent say they have no opinion or may not vote and 5 percent are undecided, it is a statistical dead heat.

“I thought they'd be more against it,” says resident Judy Carrigan. “A lot of people are not open minded.”

Some people interviewed were supportive of the idea of a referendum.

“Let the people vote,” says Roopa Tiwari.

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