Same-Sex Marriage Passes, Awaits Governor’s Signature

In an historic 25-22 vote Thursday night the Maryland Senate approved same-sex marriage, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.

Md. Senate on Verge of Final Same-Sex Marriage Vote

The Maryland Senate appears on the verge of approving same-sex marriage after considering a slew of amendments Thursday morning and pushing the legislation to a vote later in the day.

O’Malley’s Religious Appeals Fall Flat with Some in Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Gov. Martin O’Malley defends this year’s same-sex marriage bill by arguing that it balances two of Maryland’s founding principles – religious freedom and freedom of individual conscience.

In Same-Sex Marriage Testimony, O’Malley Balances Religious Freedom, Civil Rights

In testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley stressed the importance of balancing the freedom of Maryland’s religious institutions to practice their faith with the civil rights of same-sex couples in the state.