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  O'Malley introduces [MD] same-sex marriage bill
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AuthorAnnie Linskey
MediaNewspaper - Baltimore Sun
News DateWednesday, January 25, 2012 02:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGov. Martin O'Malley introduced legislation Monday night to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, presenting a bill to the General Assembly that aides said would offer broad protections for groups that would not want to perform or honor same-sex marriages.

The governor, his staff and advocates worked throughout the day to hammer out language detailing religious protections. They distributed the new legislative language moments before the 8 p.m. session began.

In an informal briefing with reporters earlier Monday, O'Malley said his bill would make religious protections "a little clearer" than they had been in last year's version of the measure. He said he hoped the changes would lead to "additional support."
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