Same-sex marriage in Maryland

Same-sex marriage in Maryland

Students and faculty react to Governer Martin O’Malley’s signing of the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland, after both the House and the Senate passed it.

“I think that you should allow gay marriage in America because it wouldn’t really affect anyone else. It’s none of their business.” – Freshman Billy Jump

“Heterosexuals shouldn’t be able to say that gay people can’t get married. It’s not up to them.” – Freshman Ashley Hunter

“I’m really not fully educated about what’s involved, but I really don’t think it should be allowed. It goes against my Christian morals.” – Sophomore Kayla Bynion

“I think that’s a great thing, and I’m really happy that there’s marriage equality in Maryland.” – Sophomore Matt Wagner

“I’m completely for it because I think people should get the chance to choose to be married.  They’re going to live together anyway, but marriage is just a way to seal the deal.” – Sophomore Kendall Winkleman

“Everyone has the constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Who am I to tell someone who they should or should not marry?” – Junior Shannon Olsen

“I think it’s great.  Everyone is equal now.” – Senior Monique Romain

“I firmly believe that if two people have committed themselves to each other, then their union should be recognized by the state.  I am not sure that I like the term marriage.” – Guidance counselor Carol Heflin-Shupe