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Newt Gingrich tours Annapolis ahead of Md. Republican primary

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich campaigned Tuesday in Annapolis, where he spoke to the Maryland Senate, toured several small businesses – including a jewelry store owned by a Republican delegate – and blasted Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) proposal to raise the gasoline tax. Read full article >>

Maryland House advances tax package targeting six-figure earners

Democrats who control Maryland’s House of Delegates gave initial approval Thursday night to a spending plan that would raise income taxes on six-figure earners and shift a share of teacher pension costs to counties to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall. Read full article >>

Md. lawmakers approve controversial pay raise for judges

Amid much bickering, the Maryland House of Delegates signed off Tuesday on a resolution raising judges’ salaries by about $14,000 over three years, starting in fiscal 2014. The pay raise received approval in the Senate last week. Read full article >>

Changing hearts: how marriage was won in Maryland, and how we will win again in the future

By Jacob Combs Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times has a touching take on a chance event that might have made all the difference in bringing marriage equality to Maryland this week: A chance shake-up of Maryland House of Delegates seating assignments brought Republican Wade Kach face to face with gay couples who had come to make the [...]

How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

By a vote of 25 to 22, the Maryland Senate on Thursday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill, which passed the House of Delegates last week, now heads to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) for his promised signature. Here’s how the Senate voted: Read full article >>

Maryland, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

By Michael J.W. Stickings WaPo: A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland was approved by the state Senate, which advanced a measure that narrowly cleared the House of Delegates last week.The final vote by the state Senate...Show More Summary

Maryland OKs Gay Marriage

The Maryland Senate has followed the state's House of Delegates by voting Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said he'd sign the bill. "All children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed, and stable home, protected equally under the law," he said. Show More Summary

Breaking: Maryland Senate passes marriage equality

By Jacob Combs Tonight, the Maryland Senate debated and passed a bill to bring marriage equality to the state by a vote of 25-22.  The measure passed the House of Delegates earlier this week by a vote of 72-67.  Last year, the bill passed the state Senate by a margin of 25-21, but was withdrawn [...]

Maryland Senate passes marriage equality bill. Headed for Gov. Martin O’Malley's desk

Less than a week after the Maryland House of Delegates narrowly passed a law giving gays and lesbians the same right to marry as straight citizens, the Maryland Senate has followed suit. The Maryland Senate voted 25-22 to give finalShow More Summary

Maryland lawmakers pass marriage equality bill

Maryland lawmakers have approved a marriage equality bill, putting the state on track to become the eighth to allow same-sex couples to marry. The bill passed the Senate today and the House of Delegates last week. Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced the measure. Just last month, O’Malley gave a speech at the National Gay and Lesbian [...]

Same-sex marriage bill approved by Maryland Senate

A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland was approved by the state Senate, which advanced a measure that narrowly cleared the House of Delegates last week. The final vote by the state Senate ended a yearlong drama inShow More Summary

Maryland Senate Debates Marriage Equality Bill

4 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

The Maryland Senate is expected to begin debate on the marriage equality bill Thursday as opponents plan amendments intended to derail the proposal that narrowly passed the House of Delegates last week. The Associated Press reports that Senate President Thomas V. Show More Summary

In Maryland? Ask your state senator to support marriage equality

Last week the Maryland House of Delegates passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act. This was a wonderful payoff for years and years of hard work. But you know that our work on marriage equality for Maryland isn’t done. The second reading of this bill could happen tomorrow! Contact your state senator RIGHT NOW and ask [...]

Maryland Senate Set to Debate Marriage Bill

The Maryland state Senate could begin debate on a marriage equality bill as soon as Wednesday, less than one week after the House of Delegates passed the legislation in a 72-67 vote.

Senate panel advances same-sex marriage bill

A Maryland Senate panel Tuesday voted 7-to-4 in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, wasting little time in advancing a measure that narrowly cleared the House of Delegates last week. Read full article >>

The strange flip-flop of Sam Arora

4 years agoLGBT / Gay : AMERICAblog Gay

Scott Wooledge over at DailyKos does a great job summarizing the tale of Sam Arora, a former Hillary staffer who got elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, claiming to be a pro-gay progressive, and suddenly within the course ofShow More Summary

Marriage equality bill to move quickly through Maryland Senate

By Jacob Combs The Washington Post reports that the Maryland Senate plans to take quick action on the marriage equality bill that passed the House of Delegates last week.  From the Post: A Maryland Senate committee could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Tuesday, setting the stage for the legislation to get to Gov. [...]

Md. Catholics coming to the capital Monday

Hundreds of Catholics from across Maryland are converging on Annapolis on Monday for an annual lobbying night — just as one of the major bills they oppose appears headed for passage. The House of Delegates on Friday narrowly approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Four who stood tall on marriage equality

With a vote of 72 to 67, Maryland’s House of Delegates passed legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Free State. The measure will now move to the state Senate, where it passed last year. Early indications are the measure could see a vote by midweek. Read full article >>

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