Maryland Voters Approve Marriage Equality Law
Note from GLAAD
Maryland joined Maine in becoming the first states to legalize marriage equality via popular vote.
Voters in Maryland upheld the state’s same-sex marriage law, a historic victory for the national gay-rights movement that highlights the country’s evolving definition of marriage. In brief remarks to a boisterous crowd in Baltimore, Governor Martin O’Malley, who championed the measure, described a campaign for marriage equality as a “noble battle to move Maryland forward.”