Some of the delegates who struggled, and ultimately supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland
Name: Del. Tiffany Alston, Prince George's County Democrat
A reason: Amendment she proposed protecting referendum was adopted
Quote: "It is time for us to move beyond this issue."
Name: Del. Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Democrat
A reason: Concerned gay families don't have the same rights as straight families.
Quote: "I just really thought about the issue."
Name: Del. John Bohanan, St. Mary's County Democrat
A reason: Confidence that measure would go to referendum.
Quote: "Let the people of Maryland decide."
Name: Del. Robert A. Costa, Anne Arundel County Republican
A reason: Philosophical belief in small government.
Quote: "If this is a sin, let God decide, not the state."
Name: Del. A. Wade Kach, Baltimore County Republican
A reason: Moved by stories of same-sex couples in a hearing
Quote: "We must do is what we think is right and what we think will be a greater benefit to the state of Maryland."
Name: Del. John Olszewski, Baltimore County Democrat
A reason: Worked with O'Malley administration for stronger religious protections.
Quote: "To go another day denying full rights to all Marylanders would be a disgrace."