Maryland Legalizes Same Sex Marriage!

Yesterday, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a law legalizing same sex marriage in Maryland. This news is the latest in a series of big victories for marriage equality. In February, an appeals court in California ruled Proposition 8 (the amendment banning gay marriage in California) unconstitutional, Washington state legalized gay marriage, and the New Jersey legislature passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage, although NJ governor Chris Christie vetoed the bill. The Maryland law takes effect in 2013, and opponents are expected to fight it. Even though the movement toward marriage equality is still a struggle, these events are important signs that things are changing.

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