Maryland Senate Says YES To Gay Marriage


In a 25-21 vote, the Maryland Senate has approved a same-sex marriage bill. The Civil Marriage Protection Act now heads to the House of Delegates. Last year when Attorney General Doug Gansler issued an opinion saying Maryland should recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, Gov. Martin O’Malley agreed, saying in a statement that “having reviewed the 45-page opinion, we will be guided by the Attorney General’s thorough analysis and legal advice on this matter. I am confident that the Attorney General and his office will provide all necessary advice to State agencies on how to comply with the law, and I expect all State agencies to work with the Attorney General’s office to ensure compliance with the law.” O’Malley has said that if a bill reaches his desk, he’ll sign it.