Breaking News: Del. Alston Says She's Considering Switching to Civil Unions


The reason why the House Judiciary Committee did not vote on the gay marriage bill is becoming crystal clear: they don't have the votes.

Del Tiffany Alston says she's considering an amendment to the gay marriage bill--one that would transform it from a marriage bill to a civil unions bill:

Delegate Tiffany Alston, D-Prince George's, delayed a vote on the bill Tuesday morning by skipping the session in protest. On Thursday, she said she is researching an amendment that would better reflect a separation between church and state by changing the bill to be about civil unions.

"I have a decision that I have to make that's going to satisfy my constituency as well as my conscience," Alston says. (source)