Marriage equality in Maryland

Maryland is about to become the eighth state to legalize gay marriage.

The Maryland Senate passed legislation Thursday night allowing same-sex marriage, setting the stage for a likely challenge to the law at the ballot box this November.

Twenty-five senators voted for the bill, with 22 voting against it. The legislation narrowly passed the House last week. Once Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a key sponsor of the bill, signs the legislation, Maryland will become the eighth state with a same-sex marriage law.

Which means it’s time for me to do a little dance, grab some popcorn, tune in to Focus on the Family, and send Maryland a thank you note for all the blog content I’m about to get for the next few months.

Well met, Maryland.  Equal rights ftw.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Drivebyposter

    I live in MD and I really didn’t see much of a shitstorm about it. But then again I don’t pay much attention to local politics so my experience may not be representative.

  • christophburschka

    tune in to Focus on the Family

    The sweet music of bigots in a collective hissy fit… :)

    • Grikmeer

      Bigots of ze night… what foul music zey make!

  • chriskg

    “You’re welcome!” -from MD

  • slc1

    Unfortunately, this isn’t the end of the story as the opponents will try to get an initiative on the ballot reversing the vote of the legislature.