Maryland Voters Approve Marriage Equality Law

Washington Post
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November 7, 2012

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.”

Maryland joined Maine in becoming the first states to legalize marriage equality via popular vote.