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Watch the bill signings live, April 5th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications For the past three months, the State House has been a buzz with legislators, staff members, activists and countless school children all advocating for bills and budget items. There have been rallies, hearings and so far, we’ve had one very historic bill signing. (In case you missed it, watch  Read the Rest…

The Legislative Agenda in Video, March 5th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications Following the State of the State, we received hundreds of questions from Marylanders across our State. In response, we recorded these videos to answer your questions and provide more information on Governor O’Malley’s 2012 Legislative agenda. The first is a sit down question and answer session with Governor O’Malley  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and Speaker Busch Sign the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012, March 1st, 2012

Governor O'Malley, Speaker Busch and President Miller Maryland becomes eighth state in the nation to legalize same-sex civil marriage ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 1, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed the Civil Marriage   Read the Rest...

Marriage Equality Bill Signing, March 1st, 2012

Lt. Governor Brown, Speaker Busch, President Miller, Men and Women of the General Assembly, Members of the Clergy, Fellow Marylanders: For a free and diverse people,… for a people of many faiths,… for a people committed to the principle of religious freedom,… the way forward is always to be found through greater respect for the  Read the Rest…

We had to share, February 29th, 2012

By Zoe Pagonis, Communications and New Media Manager As the Governor’s New Media Manager, I read almost every comment that comes into our office. I have a first-hand look into what people want to know, how they are reacting to different topics and what’s going on around Maryland. These last few weeks have been a  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Passage of the Civil Marriage Protection Act in the Senate, February 23rd, 2012

Governor O'Malley testifies in support of equal rights for all Marylanders.ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 23, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement after the Senate passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012: “I’d like to thank Senate President Miller for his leadership and our legislators in the Senate for their hard work and   Read the Rest...

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.”