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Senate could vote Thursday night on same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS – The state Senate resumed debate Thursday morning on legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maryland, then recessed for the afternoon with plans to reconvene at 5:30. A vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act could ...

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Maryland Senate set to move gay marriage bill to House

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators are set to approve gay marriage after modifying the marriage bill to include more protections for religious groups. Senators voted 25-22 Wednesday to advance the bill to a final vote. They added protections for religious institutions ...

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Md. Senate gives preliminary approval to same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS — Even as the state Senate resumes debating same-sex marriage after its preliminary approval of a bill on Wednesday, the measure’s opponents are gearing up for a vote in a wider forum. Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. said enactment ...

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Maryland Senate debates gay marriage, amends bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators are reworking a bill that would legalize gay marriage to protect religious groups from being forced to serve gay couples. Lawmakers amended the same-sex marriage bill Wednesday to exempt religious groups which provide educational services and insurance ...

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First Baltimore: Will Prince George’s be next?

Saying Baltimore had the right idea, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is seeking a constitutional amendment that would require the judges on the Prince George’s County Orphan’s Court to be Maryland attorneys. “Life is so complicated and estates ...

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