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Same-Sex Marriage Law Approved

November 8th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Although soundly rejected in Allegany County, the same sex marriage law was approved statewide by a 52-28% margin and will go into effect January 1.  Governor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and several openly gay members of the Maryland legislature spoke to hundreds of supporters early Wednesday morning. O'Malley put same sex marriage legislation at the top of his legislative agenda this year.  Lawmakers spent much of the first two months of the three month session debating the bill.  The governor signed it into law in March. Opponents collected nearly three times the required number of signatures to put the issue before voters this year.  O’Malley said he is proud of the voters of Maryland for making a statement…





2 Responses to “Same-Sex Marriage Law Approved”

  1. November 08, 2012 at 6:53 am, Jessica said:

    Good for Maryland! And shame on those Allegany County residents who voted to deny others a basic right!

    Reply

  2. November 08, 2012 at 7:15 am, misty said:

    I’m proud to be one of the Allegany county residents who voted no. God made marriage between a man and a woman!

    Reply

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