Gay Marylanders flocking to D.C. to exchange Vows

Gay couples from Maryland have been flocking to Washington this month since it began sanctioning the freedom to marry, joining five states. Staff at D.C. Superior Court have been too busy to sort applications by state, but a spokeswoman said it appeared that at least 25 percent of the 151 license-seekers the first day were from Maryland.

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Maryland Governor O’Malley Backs Advice on Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said on a WTOP radio show yesterday that he backs Attorney General Douglas Gansler's recent advice that the state recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere, and said that the state is implementing the advice.

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DC Residents Alarmed by Robo-Calls: Anti-gay group, NOM, targets District Voters at Home

GLAA Forum: ''The National Organization for Marriage is sponsoring robo-calling of DC residents asking if they think marriage should be between only one man and one woman. Since marriage equality is now a fact in the city, the reasons for this survey might not be apparent.''

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Equality Maryland Mobilizes Pro-Equality Clergy Support

In response to an outpouring of opposition from the local Catholic Conference, as well as a big push from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), Equality Maryland launched an ad last week with 100 signatures from clergy throughout the Free State who support marriage equality.

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DC Married Couples on The Washington Post’s Live Blog

Same-sex couples were first able to apply for licenses in the District last Wednesday but, like all couples, had to follow the city's three-day waiting period before getting hitched.

Rick Imirowicz and Terrance Heath, who were married Tuesday, were online Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the new law in the District and what it means to them and others in the GLBT community and the nation.

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Advocacy Groups Release FAQ Guide for Maryland Same-Sex Couples Married Out of State

On Monday, March 8, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality Maryland, and the American Civil Liberties Union released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guide for same-sex couples in Maryland who married out of state.

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Op-Ed: D.C. Gives the LGBT Community its First-Class Due

To celebrate the legalization of the freedom to marry in the District, I asked two local influential gay-rights advocates what the event meant to them and what needs to happen next to push forward the movement for full equality in our region.

The two were from very different generations, and I discovered that their histories illustrate how much gay people's position in American society has already changed.

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Freedom to Marry Pros, Cons Debated in Maryland

As same-sex couples lined up in Washington, D.C., for marriage applications on Wednesday, crowds gathered in Annapolis to hear testimony in front of a Senate committee to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

The measure is considered a step toward recognizing the freedom to marry in Maryland.

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Study predicts Freedom to Marry will bring Financial Boost to U.S. Capital

A study by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles predicts a financial windfall for Washington, D.C. as a result of the legalization of the freedom to marry.

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Video: Maryland Attorney General Gansler Discusses Marriage Opinion

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler in video discussing his recent opinion on the state recognizing marriages of gay couples performed elsewhere.appeared on local FOX5 late last week to discuss his opinion that the state could recognize marriages of gay couples performed elsewhere.

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