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Best Politician Who Kind of Got Something Done

Doug Gansler

Click on the “Civil Rights” link on Doug Gansler’s web site (douggansler.com) and you’ll get a list of some of the highlights of his term as attorney general so far, but you won’t see his biggest success for Maryland. In February, Gansler issued a legal opinion stating that Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. While this didn’t legalize gay marriage in the Free State, it did scare famously homophobic Del. Don Dwyer (R-31st District) into (unsuccessfully) attempting to impeach Gansler. Gay rights advocate group Equality Maryland is now saying that Gansler’s opinion has already resulted in a measurable increase on employers’ willingness to offer benefits to same-sex partners. It’s a pretty big deal considering the stagnation of the gay marriage issue in Maryland; maybe that’s one reason why Gansler’s running unopposed in the current election.

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