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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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Senate expected to approve gay marriage Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says his chamber will vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage later Thursday. Senators are expected to return to the chamber at 4 p.m. to wrap up what Miller expects ...

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Friday could be day for gay marriage in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate is expected this week to debate and vote on a measure to legalize gay marriage as supporters prepare to resist amendments that they say could kill the measure. Republican leaders asked that discussion of the ...

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State agencies oppose bill to stop further Chesapeake Bay regulations

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions. Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance appeared Tuesday before a ...

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Republicans try rare tactic to block 2 Obama rules

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress launched bids Thursday to nullify Obama administration rules that would speed up union elections and set the first national air pollution standards for toxic mercury pollution from the nation’s power plants. The rarely used tactic, ...

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Md. House to debate gay marriage bill as early as Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates will wait at least until Thursday to begin debate on a bill to legalize gay marriage, members said. Supporters of the measure agreed Wednesday to layover the bill, potentially bringing it up for ...

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O’Malley testifies on gay marriage before House panels

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he wants lawmakers to pass a bill that would legalize gay marriage in order to provide children with stable homes. O’Malley, flanked by clergy members, testified before the House Judiciary and Health and Government ...

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