Recalling the last-minute defeat of the measure in the last session, the Post cited religious concerns over the impact of that legislation. New language in the current bill however protects religious organizations from legal liability for refusing to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with religious tenets. However, the new law, if passed, would not overturn current Maryland law that already prohibits discrimination for public accommodations.
According to the Post, “The protection of constitutional and civil rights need not be a zero sum game. The governor’s legislation respects this principle and should serve as the foundation for a civil and productive way forward.”
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