Tags: maryland | senate | gay | marriage

Maryland State Senate Panel Backs Gay Marriage Bill

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 01:43 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A state Senate committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a gay marriage bill, moving Maryland a step closer along the path toward becoming the latest U.S. state to legalize same-sex nuptials.

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 7 to 4 in favor of the bill - supported by Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley - and the full Senate was expected to vote later in the week. The bill was approved last week by the lower house.

Seven of the 50 U.S. states have legalized gay marriage - New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa and Washington state, as did Washington, D.C. The gay marriage law in Washington state has not yet taken effect.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Arpaio Sues Over Amnesty; Boehner Hints House May Be Next

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:16 PM

If you want to sue President Obama over his executive order granting amnesty from deportation to five million illegal al . . .

Singer Joe Cocker Dies at 70

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 13:45 PM

Joe Cocker, the British singer who had numerous hits in the 1970s and '80s including a barrel-throated rendition of Wit . . .

US Indian Tribes Tread Carefully Into Marijuana Debate

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 15:12 PM

When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved