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  Maryland Senate approves gay marriage
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ContributorHomegrown Democrat 
Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Feb 23, 2012 09:42pm
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AuthorRachel Baye
News DateFriday, February 24, 2012 01:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionANNAPOLIS -- The Maryland Senate passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday evening, following the House of Delegates' passage of the same bill last week.

The bill now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who proposed the legislation, making Maryland the seventh state -- eighth including the District -- to legalize same-sex unions.

Same-sex marriage has been at the top of O'Malley's agenda this legislative session, especially after a similar bill died in the House last year. The governor led the push to pass the bill this time around.
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