Terrance Heath

It's Official: We Can Marry in Maryland

Filed By Terrance Heath | December 07, 2012 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: marriage equality, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, same-sex marriage

Marriage equality won big in Maryland this November. But, as with many things in life, the job isn't finished until the paperwork is done. So, this update from Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is welcome news.omalley-marriage.jpeg

It's official! Courthouses can now issue licenses to same-sex couples for January weddings. Today is a big step forward for the dignity of every child's home.

O'Malley's office provided more detail.

"At 10:15 this morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed proclamations declaring the results of the election for measures submitted for voter approval. Based on election returns, Governor O'Malley declared by proclamation that a majority of votes were cast in favor of three constitutional amendments, three referendums by petition - Questions 4 [pdf], 5 [pdf], and 6 [pdf] - and one statewide ballot question."

And just to review, here's a few things that might happen, now that same-sex couples can legally marry in Maryland.

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Here's what we actually hope will happen.

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