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Governor Tweets Photo as He Makes Equality Official in Maryland

BY Lucas Grindley

December 06 2012 3:30 PM ET

Gov. Martin O'Malley fought hard for passage of marriage equality in his state. And he took pride in the win, tweeting a photo of himself signing a proclamation that certifies voter approval of Question 6.

Couples can start picking up their marriage licenses today, but the weddings won't start until January 1, according to the new law.

See his tweet below.