Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Law goes to governor for signature and a likely referendum challenge.

The Maryland State Senate passed same-sex marriage by a 25-22 vote Thursday night.

The passage of the bill comes less than a week after the House of Delegates passed the identical bill.

The bill now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his signature.

The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2013 is expected to face a referendum challenge and could end up on the November ballot along with the bill that grants in-state tuition rates to some children of illegal immigrants.


How they Voted: Baltimore City

Name Party District Vote Catherine Pugh D 40 Yes Lisa Gladden D 41 Yes Joan Carter Conway D 43 Yes Verna Jones-Rodwell D 44 Yes Nathaniel McFadden D 45 Yes

William Ferguson

D 46 Yes

How They Voted: Baltimore County

Name Party District Vote Joseph Getty R 5 No Norman Stone D 6 No J.B. Jennings R 7 No Kathy Klausmeier D 8 Yes Delores Kelley D 10 Yes Bobby Zirkin D 11 Yes Ed Kasemeyer D 12 Yes Jim Brochin D 42 Yes

C.W.S. February 26, 2012 at 03:44 AM
You both make me smile.
Tim February 26, 2012 at 07:56 AM
fun fact: Sodomy hasn't applied to consensual gay intercourse since 1998 (oral) and 1999 (anal, with consent) in the State of Maryland. (Williams v. Glendening 1998-99). So welcome to 13 years ago.
Doug March 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I know it is off topic, but I didn't see a good place to comment on this. WTH (heck).. is up with Baltimore's mayor? Baltimore is already a haven for illegals... now she does this? Add this to her proposed tax increases, and she is starting to look as bad as O'Malley. Tax payers should be choking. http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/03/02/baltimore-bars-police-from-immigration-enforcement/
hmj March 02, 2012 at 05:16 PM
What do you get when you join Senator Mikulski, a pitbull, and a grapefruit ? The new definition of marriage in Maryland.
Eric Crouse March 02, 2012 at 05:22 PM
What do you get when hmj spews lame comments, a French shower!!!


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