Maryland First Lady Katie O’Malley
Maryland gov. Martin O’Malley, is a rock star who has showcased some heavy artillery on both the gay-marriage and bicep front. While no state has passed gay marriage without a fight, the battle in Maryland was particularly fierce. At O’Malley’s side—and in some instances taking the lead—was his jurist wife, Katie: At the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 24th annual Conference on LGBT Equality in Baltimore, Judge O’Malley lashed out at anti-gay lawmakers, calling them “cowards.” She later apologized for her choice of words, but not for standing up for gay Marylanders.