The marble lobby of the State House reverberated with cheers and applause Thursday evening for a highly unusual signing ceremony that made Maryland the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation. (Includes one-minute video.)Read More
Tag: Emmett Burns
Gov. Martin O’Malley touted increased religious protections as he promoted a new same-sex marriage bill Tuesday that supporters hope can overcome the objections raised last year. Flanked by lawmakers, religious leaders and union members, the governor repeatedly invoked the values of equal rights and religious freedom, which, he said, the legislation protects.Read More
Sen. Rich Madaleno of Montgomery County and Del. Emmett Burns of Baltimore County discuss the prospects of passing marriage equality law in this podcast with Duane Keenan of MarylandReporter.com. Madaleno is hopeful the governor’s support will spell victory for gay couples who want to marry, while Burns decries says support for the measure by union officials goes against the wishes of their members.Read More
While other states wrangle with the question of whether to legalize same-sex marriage, one lawmaker is trying to prevent the practice from spreading to Maryland.Read More
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