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O’Malley, archbishop at odds over same-sex marriage

ANNAPOLIS — Letters released by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office show that he and the archbishop of Baltimore were at odds over a same-sex marriage bill.

The letters released Monday reveal that two days before O’Malley announced plans to sponsor a same-sex marriage bill, Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore urged that he reconsider the move. O’Brien said in a July 20 letter that sponsoring the bill would “deeply conflict” with O’Malley’s Catholic faith.

The Washington Post reports O’Malley responded, saying “when shortcomings in our laws bring about a result that is unjust, I have a public obligation to try to change that injustice.”

A same-sex marriage bill cleared the state Senate this year but was pulled from the House floor after vote-counters determined they were a few votes short of a majority.


  1. 14 Trillion in Debt, Dow Plunges 600 points, Economy in shambles and Unemployment nearing at least 10%.
    Nahhhhh, let’s focus on Same Sex marriage. That should fix everything. Vote everyone out in 2012!!!!!! They are all crooks! What a joke our political system has become. The deaf leading the blind and stupid!

  2. O’Malley, like Pelosi, is not much of a Catholic anyway because they both believe in abortion. Now that he is promoting same sex marriage it makes him less of a Catholic and more of an opportunistic hypocrite. I’m not a Catholic but I do believe in life and that marriage was intended by God to be between a man and a woman.

  3. Waaaambulance of religion

    Yeah yeah can we please remove religion out of politics and laws. Whatever happen to separation of church and state? Why does religion get to dominate other people’s lives? Please tell those fear mongering disrespectful people to stay out of things. Two adults of the same sex who give concentual agreement to be together and are in love should be allowed to marry. Enough with the hateful religion and their fears of a non existent deity beyond our outer space.

    What is hypocritical is that religion gets to dominate and disrespect other people who do not follow their fearful and are scared of being struck down by their imagination of a magic daddy. No one can say a word edge wise of religious abuse of children, but they still get to tell who can and can’t do what. I.E. marriage and women controlling their own body. Time for these filthy losers to cry a river for once.

    NO one can prove marriage is between man and a woman, just keep repeating it and TADA it is true. No intelligent argument against same sex marriages has happen and never will. What about serial marriages? No one argues against that, as long as they are the “correct genders” it is no problem.

  4. If you take time and read the first amendment there is no separation of church and state. The only thing the first amendment says is that the government will not establish a religion. If two men or two women want to co-habit that is their decision. However, marriage is a sacred rite between a man and a woman.

  5. o’malley is not interested in justice at all. He is interested in votes and his political ambitions. [Candidate for prez of the US some day]. He wants the votes of as many as possible, so he will promote laws that please left-leaning special interst groups, illegals, etc. He does not care about pleasing republicans because he hates them and they would never vote for him anyway.