Maryland Delegate Who Voted Against Marriage Equality Faces Charges of Theft From Campaign Funds to Pay for her OWN Wedding

From the Washington Post:

A young Prince George’s politician who seemed to embody Maryland’s crisis of conscience over approving same-sex marriage was charged Friday with stealing campaign funds, in part to pay for her wedding…

…Alston was little known out side of her Prince George’s district until this spring. She co-sponsored a bill to legalize same-sex marriage but then left a hearing room with another lawmaker just before the bill came up for a vote. The two lawmakers later returned, but the disappearance delayed the committee vote and amounted to the first of many setbacks that ultimately derailed the legislation.

Before a subsequent vote, Alston introduced an amendment to water down the bill to authorize civil unions, not same-sex marriages. When that failed, she voted against the legislation, saying her vote was “for my constituents.”

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