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Maryland Set to Be 6th State to OK Gay Marriage

Marriage bill expected by spring
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 1:44 AM CST
Updated Jan 13, 2011 7:08 AM CST

(Newser) – Gay rights advocates say momentum is building to make Maryland the sixth state to recognize same-sex marriages. Democrats increased their majority in the State Senate in November's elections, giving the party a super majority in both chambers, making passage of new legislation likely. Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign a gay marriage bill into law, CNN reports. Same-sex marriages are already recognized in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, DC. (Read more gay rights stories.)

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