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Maryland moves on marriage

February 26, 2011

Our home state, Maryland, is tantalizingly close to making same-sex marriage legal. The state Senate approved a bill that the House of  Delegates has promised to take up quickly.

The deal isn’t done yet — the House could sink it and right now it looks like supporters can’t count on a majority there. Because it’s premature to celebrate victory or mourn a defeat, I’ll simply say that the legislative momentum, in Maryland and elsewhere, suggests that this an idea whose time is now.



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