Hyattsville voters supported a referendum legalizing gay marriage by 10 percentage points more than the state as a whole.
With a historic gay-marriage law set to take effect next week in Maryland, the Hyattsville Wire decided to dig a little deeper into the election results from November.
Using this list of Hyattsville precincts, we added up the votes on the same-sex marriage referendum. Overall, the city’s voters supported the measure, 62 to 38 percent, or 3,358 votes to 2,032. That’s far ahead of the state as a whole, which backed it 52 to 48 percent. And it runs counter to Prince George’s County, which rejected it by eight-tenths of one percent.