Maryland House of Delegates approves same-sex marriage

By Muriel Kane
Friday, February 17, 2012 20:44 EDT
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A Bill proposed by Maryland’s governor that will legalize same-sex marriage has passed in that state’s House of Delegates and will go to the Senate next week.

According to the Baltimore Sun, a similar bill passed in the Senate last year but failed in the House by just a few votes. Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, has been pressing hard for its passage this time and succeeded in gaining support of one lawmaker who had helped kill the previous bill.

Once passed and signed by the governor, it will make Maryland the eighth state to accept gay marriage.

(U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt. Chris Schepers) (RELEASED), by SMSgt. Bill Harkum, 175th Public Affairs, Warfield Air National Guard Base, Maryland, UNITED STATES 080607-F-7039H-044.jpg [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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