Delegate Pamela G. Beidle, Anne Arundel Democrat who is undecided on the bill, said she has received no such pressure. Mrs. Beidle said she is torn on the issue as a practicing Catholic who believes gay marriage is a civil rights issue.
“It’s a difficult decision between your religion and just feeling that it’s a right people should have,” she said. “I think votes are there, but I think it’s going to be real close.”
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