Md. lawmaker makes public statement on gay marriage flip-flop

WASHINGTON – The bill that would grant marriage rights to Maryland gay couples is expected to go to the Senate floor this week, and as it does, one House member is hoping to get past his “no” vote.

Delegate Sam Arora, a Democrat, was the lone “no” vote on same-sex marriage in the Montgomery County delegation, and there have been calls for his resignation online.

He has not offered any public comment until now.

In an email statement to WTOP Arora said:

“This has been an emotional debate and I understand there are those who disagree with my vote. Now that the bill has passed, I’ve turned my focus to close special interest tax loopholes and protecting senior citizens in Maryland.”

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WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report. Follow Kate and WTOP on Twitter.

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