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Maryland Gov. to Push for Marriage

Maryland Gov. to Push for Marriage

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Maryland governor Martin O'Malley will discuss his plans during a Friday news conference to press for marriage equality legislation in the next regular session of the General Assembly, the Associated Press reports.

Seeking to build on the momentum of New York's historic marriage victory, a coalition of LGBT rights organizations and liberal groups began to lay the groundwork for marriage equality in the state earlier this month by forming the coalition Marylanders for Marriage Equality, which includes the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Marry, and Equality Maryland.

Maryland lawmakers shelved a marriage bill in March after it became clear that there were not enough votes in the state House of Delegates to pass it. The Maryland state Senate had narrowly passed a marriage equality bill in February.

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