The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would legalize gay marriage by a vote of 25 to 21. The measure now goes before the House of Delegates, which is also expected to pass it, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has indicated that he will sign the measure into law.
The hiring of Sulaimon Brown, a former fringe mayoral candidate and vocal Vince Gray supporter, had been a source of criticism for the mayor. Early Thursday Brown was escorted by police out of his building.
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