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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes In Maryland

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The Maryland Legislature has passed a law to allow gay marriage by a 25-22 margin on Thursday, less than a week after the House of Delegates barely passed the measure.

Maryland is now set to join six other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriage when Gov. Martin O'Malley, who sponsored the bill, signs the legislation.

In a statement after the vote, the governor said "all children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed and stable home, protected equally under the law."

Opponents vow to bring the measure to voters with a referendum. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, organizers can begin collecting the more than 55,000 signatures needed to put it on the ballot.

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