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Gay marriage close to legal in Maryland

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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Republican state delegate undecided on gay marriage vote

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 ...

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O’Malley promotes revamped same-sex marriage legislation

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 ...

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Maryland House ready to start gay marriage debate

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 ...

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Md. House Judiciary Committee approves same-sex marriage bill

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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