On November 13,Hawaii Gov. The Baltimore Sun. Governor Martin O'Malley stated that he would sign the bill, despite urges from then- Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin Frederick O'Brien requesting that he "resist pressure to do so.
Further information: Maryland Question 6. Scales and Tasker made up the first couple in Baltimore to marry under the new law. Retrieved July 11,
Inafter independencethe state adopted a statute punishing sodomy between free men with hard labor, with the possibility of being whipped for any misconduct. Retrieved March 17, January 23—26, . See also. Inthe Maryland Court of Appeals maintained Gansler's analysis and issued a unanimous decision in Port v.
Moats, a director of communications for the World Bank, grew up in rural West Virginia. January 20, Baltimore Circuit Judge M. Retrieved December 29,
The vote was hailed as a watershed moment by gay rights activists and marked the first time marriage rights in the United States have been extended to same-sex couples by popular vote. Retrieved June 8, Before the state anti-discrimination statute included gender identity, five jurisdictions— Baltimore CityBaltimore CountyHoward CountyHyattsville and Montgomery County —protected against discrimination based on gender identity.
Gay Star News. Conaway, a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, that denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples violates the state constitution.
Amy Klein-Matheny, left, and her wife, Jennifer, exchange vows in Iowa after same-sex couples were allowed to marry there with an April 3, , court ruling. Governor O'Malley signed the bill on March 1, January 25,