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

Saturday, May 4, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, December 6, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland marriage equality campaign

Friday, October 12, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.)

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.)

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

Thursday, August 9, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

Poll: Majority of Maryland voters would protect marriage equality law

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

Maryland Governor signs marriage equality bill into law

Thursday, March 1, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday signed the historic bill making Maryland next in line to join D.C. and six other states in recognizing same-sex marriage. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) [ Read more → ]

Opponents of Maryland same-sex marriage launch effort to overturn law

Friday, February 24, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Opponents of a marriage equality bill passed in the Maryland state legislature -- which is on its way to Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk for his promised signature -- have filed the necessary paperwork with the Maryland Board of Elections for a referendum petition to let Maryland voters decide the issue. [ Read more → ]

Maryland senate committee approves marriage equality bill

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, sending the measure to the full Senate, another step closer to Maryland becoming the eighth state to legalize marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. [ Read more → ]

Maryland House of Delegates approves historic marriage equality bill

Friday, February 17, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's House of Delegates on Friday evening approved by a thin margin a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, moving the state closer to becoming the eighth state to offer full marriage equality for gay and lesbian citizens. [ Read more → ]

Joint Maryland house panel votes to advance marriage equality bill

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A joint panel of two committees in the Maryland state legislature on Tuesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Maryland House committees hear same-sex marriage arguments

Friday, February 10, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Two committees of the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday began hearing arguments on two separate measures regarding gay marriage -- one to legalize same-sex marriage, and another that would create an constitutional amendment to ban, same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Maryland Senate hearing on marriage equality bill draws hundreds

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Over the course of four hours on Tuesday, opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage delivered compelling testimony before a Maryland Senate committee in hopes of swaying lawmakers on a landmark bill. [ Read more → ]

Protestors rally outside Maryland state House in opposition to same-sex marriage

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- More than 300 protesters rallied outside the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Monday evening, listening to ministers and chanting slogans in opposition to a same-sex marriage bill introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley. [ Read more → ]
Martin O'Malley

O’Malley calls for compassion, justice in debate over same-sex marriage

Monday, January 30, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley -- who has said legalizing marriage equality is a high priority for his administration -- underscored a need for rational thinking and polite public discourse over the issue in a speech Sunday at the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality. [ Read more → ]

Maryland Governor says marriage bill brings dignity, religious freedom

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- At a gathering on the steps of the governor’s residence in Annapolis, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday called on the state’s residents and lawmakers to join him in supporting his newly drafted same-sex marriage bill. [ Read more → ]
Martin O'Maaley

Maryland Governor introduces bill to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, January 23, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley introduced legislation Monday evening aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland, making good on his 2010 re-election campaign promise to work toward enacting marriage equality while in office. [ Read more → ]

Maryland legislature to consider gay marriage, transgender rights bills

Friday, January 6, 2012
Bills calling for legalizing same-sex marriage and banning discrimination against transgender persons are among the hot-button issues set to emerge next week when the Maryland State Legislature begins its 2012 session. [ Read more → ]

‘Commitment Campaign’ aims to reshape the debate on gay marriage

Monday, November 7, 2011
A bipartisan group backing legalization of same-sex marriage launched a new campaign on Monday, aimed at reshaping the debate from the topic of marriage "equality" to the value of "commitment." [ Read more → ]

NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks out for marriage equality

Saturday, October 22, 2011
BALTIMORE -- NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens is a Marylander for Marriage Equality, appearing in a campaign of high profile Marylanders to build support for same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland. [ Read more → ]

Maryland Governor launches campaign for marriage equality legislation

Monday, October 3, 2011
Governor Martin O'Malley is a Marylander for marriage equality. The Democratic Governor on Monday released a video in which he called for balancing religious freedom with the freedom to marry. [ Read more → ]
Martin O'Malley

Maryland Governor hosts fundraiser for LGBTQ advocacy organization

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) wants marriage equality legislation approved in the Maryland legislature's 2012 session, and is making it a priority of his administration. And in a display of unity with LGBTQ Marylanders, O'Malley co-hosted a fundraiser in suburban Washington on Wednesday evening, benefiting Equality Maryland. [ Read more → ]

New York gay couples marry, Al Franken catches a fibber in DOMA hearing

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Pretty quiet week, nothing too exciting -- except everyone in New York getting married! Plus hearings on DOMA repeal, with Al Franken calling out an anti-gay liar. Plus more news from Maryland to Washington state. This week's Marriage News Watch is here. [ Read more → ]
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