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.

  • 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.