Me: I just read on Twitter that the Maryland House killed the same-sex marriage bill. That's some fucking bullshit right there!
Diane: That is too bad.
M: [Reading from the Post] 'The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to effectively kill for this year a bill that would have allowed same-sex marriage in the state. The House approved on voice vote a motion to send the bill back to the Judiciary Committee, an acknowledgment by supporters that it did not have sufficient votes to pass on the floor.'
D: I thought it was expected to go through?
M: Well, it says a few paragraphs down that 'The bill had significant momentum coming out of the Senate but ran into resistance in the Democratic-led House from African-American lawmakers from Prince George's County, who cited religious opposition in their districts, and conservative Democrats in Southern Maryland and the Baltimore suburbs.'
D: Aren't African American men the ones with that culture of low...low-down...?
M: Down-Low Brothers.
D: [Sighs] You can do it in the middle of a poker game, but you can't get married.
...Never has "Down-Low" homosexuality been so eloquently defined.
My beloved Maryland: See me after class, young lady