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Mar. 1, 2012 – Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

“Maryland’s governor signed a measure legalizing gay marriage Thursday, joining seven other states.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, signed the bill a week after its final passage in the Legislature. The law is scheduled to take effect in January 2013. However, opponents – backed by many churches – are expected to petition the law to a referendum on the November ballot.”