ANNAPOLIS — Same-sex marriage opponents say they have taken the first steps to bring legislation legalizing gay marriage to referendum. Del. Neil Parrott says he filed draft language for a referendum petition with the state board of elections Friday, a ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that’s being sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he expects to sign it sometime next week. In a small ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A Republican member of Maryland’s State House who has been mentioned as a possible supporter of a bill to legalize gay marriage says he’s unsure if he will support it. Republican Delegate Patrick Hogan represents an increasingly Democratic ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley touted increased religious protections as he promoted a new same-sex marriage bill Tuesday that supporters hope can overcome the objections raised last year. Flanked by lawmakers, religious leaders and union members, the governor repeatedly invoked ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he hopes lawmakers pass a bill legalizing gay marriage. O’Malley says he hopes lawmakers are able to resolve the issue, so he can sign the measure into law. The House of Delegates was debating ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The National Organization of Marriage is pledging $1 million to fight Maryland Republicans who support gay marriage and support Democrats who oppose the measure. The group plans to create NOM PAC Maryland and picked its first target: Sen. ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House of Delegates leaders are opening the gay marriage debate with a warning: any changes could kill the measure this year. The full House is scheduled to begin debating the proposal to extend full marriage rights to ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland will be debated on the floor of the state House of Delegates after winning narrow approval Friday from the House Judiciary Committee, with its chair, Joseph F. Vallario Jr., casting the decisive ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A lawmaker who has wrestled with whether to support same-sex marriage legislation now says he’s ready to vote in favor of the bill. Delegate Sam Arora, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a statement Friday saying ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Del. Jill P. Carter, one of two lawmakers who on Tuesday held up a committee vote on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage, refused to discuss the situation Wednesday morning, leaving the fate of the high-profile bill in ...Read More »