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Governor Martin O’Malley Releases Statement on Passage of the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 in the House of Delegates, February 17th, 2012

House of DelegatesANNAPOLIS, MD (February 17, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement after the House of Delegates passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012: “Today, the House of Delegates voted for human dignity.  Speaker Busch and his fellow Delegates deserve a lot of   Read the Rest...

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on House Joint Committee Vote to Move Civil Marriage Protection Act Forward, February 14th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 14, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on today’s joint committee vote in the House to move the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 forward: “Today’s vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act is a significant step forward for the passage of this bill in Maryland. Together, we will continue  Read the Rest…

Testimony on Marriage Equality, February 10th, 2012

Annapolis, MD Joint Hearing of House Health and Government Operations & House Judiciary Committees Chairman Hammen, Chairman Vallario, Vice Chairwoman Pendergrass, Vice Chairwoman Dumais: There are certain aspirations that I believe all of us share; certain hopes. One of the most basic is the hope that every child in our State has the opportunity to  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Washington’s Passage of a Marriage Equality Bill, February 8th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 8, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley tonight issued this statement following Washington’s passage of a marriage equality bill: “Tonight’s passage of a marriage equality bill in Washington marks yet another step forward for equal protection under the law for all Americans. “It is time for Maryland to do the same.”    

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Proposition 8 Ruling by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, February 7th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 7, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Proposition 8: “Many people understand that over the long term, the principles of equal protection under the law and of equal respect for the freedom of all will prevail.  Today’s decision is  Read the Rest…

Testimony Before the Senate Judicial Hearings Committee, January 31st, 2012

Annapolis, MD Chairman Frosh, Vice Chairwoman Gladden, Members of the Committee: As a free and diverse people of many faiths, we choose to be governed under the law by certain fundamental principles or beliefs, among them the belief we share in the dignity of every individual, a belief in “equal protection of the law” for  Read the Rest…

National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce, January 29th, 2012

Baltimore, MD Thanks very much,… and Darlene thank you for your kind introduction. Welcome to the Greatest City in America,… the original land of the free and home of the brave. Baltimore as many of you may know, if you are students of history, is the original land of the free and the home of  Read the Rest…

Marriage Equality Press Conference, January 24th, 2012

Annapolis, MD I want to thank all of you for being here this morning.  There is a broad coalition, many of whose members are arrayed on the steps here with me.  They are all supportive of the bill that was introduced last night on civil marriage equality in the State of Maryland. All of us  Read the Rest…

Marriage Equality Press Conference, July 22nd, 2011

Maryland Marriage Equality Announcement