More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Maryland Marriage Bill Wins More Senate Support
Marriage for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples in Maryland is one step closer to being a reality as the state's senate advanced the legislation in a preliminary vote of 25 to 22, clearing the way for a final senate vote tomorrow.
"It definitely will pass," said Sen. Nancy Jacobs. "We all know the outcome of this." Sen. Jacobs wasn't alone in her prediction that the bill would pass. Senators on both sides of the bill commented to reporters that the bill had a good chance of passing.
Upon a successful vote, the bill will be sent to the House of Delegates which, according to The Washington Post, is "the more liberal chamber on social policy." Gov. Martin O'Malley has already said he would sign the bill if it ever reached his desk.
GLAAD was on the ground to help couples share their stories with the media and will continue to monitor the situation.