Freshman Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston has wavered again on her position on a gay marriage bill.

Alston is one of the two members of the House Judiciary Committee who missed Tuesday's early morning vote on the legislation, forcing Chairman Joseph Vallario, who opposes the gay marriage bill, to delay the vote. The bill, which was approved by the Senate last week, was on track for a final vote in the House by Friday. (The second member, Delegate Jill Carter, has said she is ready to vote for the bill.)

Alston, a co-sponsor of the bill, told the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that she was reconsidering her position.

“It's a very important, deeply personal issue,” she told the paper. “I need time to think it through. I need time to pray.”

In a statement released Wednesday, Alston confidently said she believed “all people should be treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation.”

The following morning, however, she backtracked, telling WTOP Radio that she's looking for a solution that will satisfy both “my constituency as well as my conscience.”

Alston said she would propose an amendment that would replace civil marriages with civil unions for both gay and straight couples.

“I have what I believe to be a solution,” she said. “I don't know if it will garner any political will or favor.”

A Washington Post article noted that Alston, who is African-American, is being pummeled by the black churches of Prince George, who oppose giving gay and lesbian couple the right to marry.

“Maryland is so liberal, yes,” she told the Post. “But there are the churches.”

The committee is expected to hold a final vote on the measure Friday.