Laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters.
Elated same-sex couples began getting marriage licenses in Maryland on Thursday, though they won’t go into effect until Jan. 1.
Supporters of a Maryland ballot measure in favor of gay marriage raised more than twice the amount of opponents trying to defeat the measure.
Some lawmakers and Gov. Martin O’Malley are wondering: Has the Internet made it too easy for citizens to petition a new law to the ballot for voters decide?
It appears to be a big turnout at the polls across the state. Many voters reported waiting in line between one and two hours.
Maryland voters could become the first in the nation to decide by popular vote to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges, provided the students have attended a state high school for three years and can show they have filed state income tax returns during that time.
On the eve of Election Day, Marylanders for and against expanded gambling are trying to garner support in their favor.
It’s a little more than a week away from Election Day, but the polls across the state will open this weekend.
Maryland voters are seeing numerous ads about high-profile ballot questions such as same-sex marriage and gambling, but they are not hearing much about whether to approve or reject the state’s congressional redistricting map.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is urging voters to reject the state’s congressional map, which will be on the ballot in November.
A gay rights group on Monday urged President Barack Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in four states that have ballot initiatives on it next month.
In the small town of Damascus, where grape juice substitutes for wine in the Communion chalice, an aversion to alcohol has created an anomaly many residents are proud of: It’s one of the last dry areas in Maryland.
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