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Md. Senate Committee Approves Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The same-sex marriage bill passed by the House last week gets it first vote of approval in the Senate on Tuesday. A committee vote sends the measure to the floor of the Senate.


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Same-Sex Couples Overjoyed After Gay Marriage Bill Passes In Md. House

Same-sex couples are one step closer to walking down the aisle legally in Maryland. The Civil Marriage Protection Act narrowly passed in the House of Delegates.


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Contentious Debate Expected In Md. House On Same-Sex Marriage Bill Friday

Set for a showdown. Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill may come down to just one or two votes. And Friday, it’s in the hands of the delegates.


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Memorial Service For Domestic Violence Victims Set

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence will be holding its annual memorial service.


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Opponents Of Gay Marriage Rally In Annapolis

A showdown is building in Annapolis over same-sex marriage. On Monday night hundreds rallied against legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry.


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O’Malley Vows To Fight For Marriage Equality; Says Debate Must Not Be Hurtful

Maryland lawmakers prepare to consider a bill to legalize same-sex marriage just as the dust settles from some controversial remarks from the governor’s wife.


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Septics Legislation Prompts Criticism, Confusion

A reworked bill to control septic systems in Maryland hasn’t calmed concerns about state control of local land use, officials with two key stakeholder groups said.


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Md. Senators Outline Bipartisan Legislation

Maryland state senators sought to contrast their cooperative spirit with Washington’s partisan gridlock on Thursday by outlining bipartisan support for measures to help protect family farms, boost social studies in schools, extend scholarships for veterans and protect children from identity theft.


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Md. First Lady Talks About Gay Marriage

Maryland First Lady Katie O’Malley isn’t mincing any words when it comes to describing why she thinks gay marriage legislation failed last year.


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Jobs Legislation Will Wait Until January

House Speaker Michael Busch says lawmakers will discuss options for trying to increase jobs in Maryland during next week’s special session on congressional redistricting, but legislation aimed at spurring job growth won’t be taken on until the regular 90-day session in January.


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O’Malley Weighs Jobs Measure In Special Session

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s still considering the possibility of pushing for legislation to help spur job growth in this month’s special session on congressional redistricting.


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Senate Democrats Boost Disaster Aid

Senate Democrats are unveiling legislation that provides $6 billion in new disaster aid to help victims of Hurricane Irene and those from disasters dating to Hurricane Katrina.