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Md. governor Martin O’Malley signs transgender rights bill into law

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley signs the transgender rights bill on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people at his last bill-signing ceremony as governor, but opponents say they will try to have the new law rescinded at the ballot box in November.

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Md. GOP lawmakers launch ballot effort to repeal transgender rights law

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Two Maryland legislators have launched a petition drive to have the state's new law barring discrimination against people who are transgendered brought to a referendum.

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With marriage now legal, Md. to end partner benefits for gay state workers

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Governor of Maryland has notified state employees that shared benefits for domestic partners will end on December 31, and if they want to continue their health insurance coverage, they'll have to get married.

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By stroke of Governor’s pen, Maryland begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

| Thursday, December 6, 2012
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday morning signed a proclamation affirming that voters had approved a marriage equality ballot question last month, and with the stroke of his pen, gave the green light to marriage officials to begin issuing marriage applications to same-sex couples.

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Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland marriage equality campaign

| Friday, October 12, 2012
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NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has taken his support of same-sex marriage national by donating $250,000 to support the Maryland ballot initiative aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Former NFL commissioner donates $100,000 to Md. marriage campaign

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday announced that he and his wife have donated $100,000 to the campaign to defend Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.

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O’Malley: Maryland marriage campaign needs to raise another $2 million

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said on Monday that the campaign to defend his state’s same-sex marriage law needs to raise another $2 million ahead of the Nov. 6 referendum.

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Maryland Governor to attend same-sex marriage fundraiser with Ravens’ Ayanbadejo

| Thursday, September 20, 2012
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ANNAPOLIS, Md -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is teaming up with the Baltimore Ravens' linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, for a joint appearance next month to raise money and gain support for the state's marriage equality law.

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Maryland gaming measure could have negative impact on same-sex marriage ballot teferendum

| Thursday, August 9, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's plan to reconvene the state legislature for a special session Thursday to consider adding a voter initiative on approving gaming in the state could contribute to defeating the same-sex marriage bill, according to political analysts.

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Poll: Majority of Maryland voters would protect marriage equality law

| Friday, August 3, 2012
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BALTIMORE -- A majority of Maryland voters approve of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.

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